Update Friday 15 May, 2020 - Visitor update information
You can visit at all times (with one other person) if:
- you are supporting a child and you are the child’s parent, guardian or carer
- you are visiting a person with a disability and you are the person’s care or a support person
- you are supporting someone in labour or visiting after birth
You can also visit to provide general care and support to a patient:
- with one other person
- for up to two hours
- once per day
You can visit at all times if:
- you are providing end-of-life support for a patient
You can cannot visit if:
- you have been asked to self-quarantine due to travel overseas or to a COVID-19 hotspot
- you have been in close contact with a person who has coronavirus (COVID-19) in the previous 14 days
- you have a temperature or respiratory infection symptoms
- you are under 16, unless you are providing end-of-life support for a patient
Update Thursday 7 May, 2020 - Elective surgery update
Further to the Australian Government’s announcement on 21 April, St Stephen's Hospital is pleased to confirm we have commenced a phased reintroduction of elective surgery from Monday, 27 April 2020 onwards.
We appreciate many of our patients are eager to know when their elective procedure may take place and would like to advise that as soon as your procedure can be scheduled, your specialist doctor will be in contact with you directly.
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.
Update 1:30pm Wednesday 25 March - Information relating to elective surgery
St Stephens Hospital is aware of the Prime Minister’s announcement today regarding the cancellation of some categories of elective surgery in all hospitals from midnight tonight (Wednesday 25 March).
St Stephens Hospital is currently seeking clarity from the Federal Government and Queensland Health regarding these categories and the effect on elective surgeries at St Stephens Hospital.
Unless we contact you directly to reschedule your surgery, please prepare for your admission to St Stephens Hospital to proceed as planned.