Hospital Outpatient Department Visitors reminded COVID-19 measures in place
Outpatient services at the Broken Hill Health Service are being systematically reinstated with increased clinics but COVID-19 measures will still be in place to protect patients and staff.
Outpatient clinics are returning to the hospital which will mean an increase in patients and visitors to the hospital in the coming weeks.
We want to assure people that the health service is taking their safety and that of our staff seriously during COVID-19 and the measures implemented to do this are still in place.
The public is reminded there is still only one public entry to the hospital, via the horse shoe drop off point, alongside the Emergency Department public entrance (which remains unchanged). The Thomas Street main entry and the ramp access to Medical Ward remain closed.
Everyone visiting the hospital is requested to wash their hands at the wash bays outside the door before entering. A concierge is located inside the entry who will conduct a temperature check prior to attending your appointment with Outpatients Department.
We ask that with an increase in people coming to the hospital, that everyone be mindful of the entry requirements.
Within the Outpatients Department waiting area physical distancing practices will be in place.
However we do request people attend their appointments as close to their scheduled appointment time as possible to allow our waiting rooms to accommodate these standards.
We also ask that you limit the number of family or supports to one person if possible so that we can maintain your safety and wellness in these current times.
The Management Team within the Broken Hill Health Service would like to thank the Broken Hill and Far West community for their ongoing patience and support in these unprecedented times.