Tanunda War Memorial Hospital provides acute services ranging from in-hospital care for adults and children by local general practitioners to specialist surgical and outpatient care.
Patients may commence their stay at Tanunda War 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.
In a medical emergency phone 000 and await ambulance attendance
When you arrive at the Tanunda War Memorial Hospital accident and emergency service, you will be seen by a nurse to collect information and assess your illness or injury prior to seeing a doctor.
Mental health emergencies
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency you can present to the accident and emergency service at Tanunda War Memorial Hospital.
Alternatively, contact the Rural and Remote Mental Health Service on 13 14 65 for mental health counselling, support and information 24 hours, 7 days.
Obstetric services update
From 5 March 2018, birthing services will no longer operate from Tanunda War Memorial Hospital.
A General Practitioner (GP) shared care model for maternity and obstetric care is being implemented in the Barossa. Under the new model, women can continue to access community midwifery support in the Barossa, including ante-natal and post-natal care, with birthing available at nearby Gawler Health Service or Kapunda Hospital.
The changes are being implemented to ensure women can give birth at a facility with the available staff and resources required to provide the highest level of care.
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 be up 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.
Are unable to evidence their 2020 seasonal influenza vaccination (from 1 May 2020).
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