Gumeracha District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital provides acute services ranging from in-hospital care for adults and children by local general practitioners to outpatients and aged care beds.
Patients may commence their stay at the Gumeracha District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital but finish their care at one of the neighbouring hospitals with specialist medical or allied health input when required. All hospitals in the area work collaboratively to support the patient care needs of the region.
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.
The temporary closure applies to accident and emergency services at Gumeracha District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.
Services to the people living in the aged care facility are continuing as planned and in accordance with the advice given by the Commonwealth Department of Health. General practitioners can continue to attend patients in the hospital and aged care residents, as required.
Members of the public requiring non-emergency medical attention should go to their local GP, dentist or pharmacy according to their presenting condition.
In an absolute medical emergency, call 000.
In a mental health emergency, call 13 14 65.
Restricted visitor access
BHFLHN has applied restricted access to all of our acute and residential aged care facilities. Public access to the facilities are no longer open to all.
Patient and resident visitors:
On any given day there can only be one to two visitors per patient or resident, attending for one visit of no more than 2 hours in duration.
Visiting times will be between 10am and 1pm and 5pm and 8pm. No visiting will be permitted outside of these hours except if the patient or resident is receiving palliative care services, when special arrangements will be made.
The entrances will be staffed by nurses who will check that the visitor is one of the two people nominated by the patient or resident.
When presenting at an entrance all visitors will screened against the following criteria and their temperature will be checked.
Visitors are not permitted if they have:
returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
returned from another state or territory in the last 14 days.
been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
They have visited the Barossa in the last 14 days
If they have visited or been through the Adelaide Airport including the car park, in the last 14 days
have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
show an elevated temperature reading on the day. are under 16, except in exceptional circumstances.
if they are not on the previously approved list of visitors.
Once access has been granted, visitors will be provided with information and asked to go straight to the ward location or room. On arrival they will be required to wash their hands and practice physical distancing for the 30-minute visit.
For information and updates on COVID-19:
visit Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network response to COVID-19 or follow us on
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