New Restricted Visitor Arrangements for COVID-19
In response to the rapidly changing circumstances of the South Australian COVID-19 situation, the Far West LHD has implemented new visitor restrictions at the Broken Hill Health Service.
As of Friday, 20 November 2020 at 12.01am - all adult patients in the Broken Hill Health Service will be restricted to one nominated visitor per day for one hour.
Visitor hours will also be changed to 11am to 12noon OR 6pm to 7pm each day.
The new visitor restrictions is in addition to visitor measures already in place at FWLHD health services to ensure patient and staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and situation in South Australia. They aim to further protect hospital patients, and those more vulnerable to the virus, as well as our staff and ultimately the community.
These visitor restrictions will remain in force until further notice, as an added precaution to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in the health service.
Please avoid all non-essential visits to the hospital. We want to minimise as much as we can, non-essential foot traffic through the health service. This will help in the event of an outbreak and contact tracing is required.
Individual circumstances impacted by the new arrangements may be considered on a case by case basis through requests to health service management.
Signs will be displayed about the new restrictions and information passed out at the entry Concierge service.
We ask for your understanding, support and patience during this time as we move through the current developments in South Australia.