Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network response to COVID-19

Visiting hour changes for hospitals and residential aged care facility

All visitors, please note: visitors must practice hand hygiene, maintain physical distancing (1.5m between each person), wear a supplied surgical or N95 mask during visitation and follow the direction of staff. Visits must be conducted in patients/residents rooms or outside (not in communal or shared areas). Standard visiting hours are 12pm – 8pm

Residential aged care visitor guide:

  • Visiting Hours: 12pm-8pm.
  • A maximum of TWO visitors per day for up to two hours (must be pre-booked).

Adult patients visitor guide:

  • Hospital inpatients – A maximum of TWO visitors per person, per day for up to two hours.
  • Discretionary approvals are allowed for compassionate reasons such as end of life/palliative care/cultural reasons.
  • Outpatients – A maximum of TWO visitors can attend appointments with the patient if required (provided physical distancing can be maintained).
  • Emergency Departments – A  maximum of ONE individual per person only, provided physical distancing is maintained.

Paediatrics visitor guide:

  • For children in Emergency Departments, a maximum of ONE individual per person only, provided physical distancing is maintained.

Maternity visitor guide:

  • Visitors for delivery – a maximum of TWO nominated individuals (woman’s partner and/or parent/support person) may attend with a woman in labour.
  • Maternity wards and post-natal outpatients – TWO visitors per patient permitted during visiting hours, for maximum of 2 hours.  

For all other visitor guideline information, please visit: Visiting public hospitals during COVID-19

Temporary accident and emergency service closures

The Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network has temporarily closed some of its accident and emergency services, where they are co-located with aged care facilities, to decrease the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and protect aged care residents in the Barossa Hills Fleurieu region. This is a proactive approach that is based on recent advice from the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Health Protection Principal Committee about how to best care for the elderly and individuals with co-morbidities or low immunity.

The temporary closure currently applies to accident and emergency services at:

  • Strathalbyn and District Health Service
  • Eudunda Hospital
  • Mount Pleasant District Hospital
  • Gumeracha District Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Members of the public needing to access accident and emergency services in these areas can go to:

  • Gawler Health Service
  • Kapunda Hospital
  • Tanunda War Memorial Hospital
  • Angaston District Hospital
  • Modbury Hospital
  • Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Surgeries and procedures

All elective surgeries have resumed.

COVID-19 clinics in BHFLHN

For more information or to book your appointment online, visit the COVID-19 Clinics and Testing page

Booked appointments are required for all of our testing clinics, except on Kangaroo Island, which is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 11am.

COVID-19 clinics and testing centres in the Barossa Hills Fleurieu region are located at:

  • Gawler Health Service
  • Mount Barker (22 Druids Avenue)
  • Victor Harbor (2 George Main Road)
  • Nuriootpa (Drive through only - 7a Belvidere Road)
  • Kangaroo Island Health Service (3-7 Esplanade, Kingscote)

For more information, visit the COVID-19 Clinics and Testing page