COVID-19 Status

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    Updated: Thursday 11 November 2021

    CURRENT STATUS: NO RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

    In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our patients and staff safe, St Stephen’s Hospital is currently monitoring some visitors.

    If our hospital is restricting visitors as per Queensland Health Directions, a support person may remain with a patient if they are:

    • a carer for a child under the age of 18
    • a carer for a patient with a disability

    Exemptions for end of life support visits must be approved by the hospital General Manager.

    Do not enter if you are:

    • unwell
    • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
    • have returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries)
    • are a close contact, unless their quarantine period has ended
    • have visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)
    • have visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
    • have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter) unless you have received a negative COVID-19 test since entering Queensland
    • have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
    • have COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose

    Visit Queensland Health for the latest COVID-19 Status and Hospital Visitor Direction.

    At the entrance to the hospital, everyone entering is required to have their temperature screened using a thermal imaging camera; and complete the Queensland check in app.

    Thank you for your understanding. Our dedicated teams are doing their best to keep everyone safe and well.

    Visiting Hours

    No Restrictions in place: Our visiting hours are from 10 am – 7 pm Monday to Sunday.

    Restrictions in place: No visitors are permitted. A support person may remain with a patient if they are:

    • a carer for a child under the age of 18
    • a carer for a patient with a disability

    Visit Queensland Health for the latest Hospital Visitor Direction. Our dedicated teams are doing their best to keep everyone safe and well. Thank you for your understanding.

    COVID-19 Information

    • I am visiting a patient who is staying overnight or longer

    • I am attending the hospital for a day surgery admission

    • I am attending the hospital for an appointment

    • QR Code COVID-19 Screening

    Other ways to stay in touch

    We suggest that you designate a family member to be the central point of call to keep your family and friends informed of your progress via telephone. We ask that these phone calls are made after 10:30am, allowing for routine patient care activities to be undertaken. All telephone enquiries should be directed to the hospital switchboard on (07) 4120 1200.

    We understand patients can feel isolated while in hospital. Support is available from our Pastoral Care team, which can be arranged by your nurse.

    If you have questions about how these actions will impact on your individual circumstances please speak with your nurse. As always, your health remains our priority.

    For the latest Queensland Health updates you can visit their website.

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