Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network response to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Visiting hour changes for hospitals and residential aged care facility

All visitors, please note: visitors must practice physical distancing and remain 1.5m between each person. Visits must be conducted in patients/residents rooms or outside (not in communal or shared areas).

Residential aged care visitor guide

  • Visiting hours and duration:visits are to be kept to two hours in duration.
  • Amount of visitors per aged care resident: one or two people per day, visiting together.

Acute patient visitor guide

  • Visiting hours and duration: visits to be kept to two hours in duration.
  • Amount of visitors per acute care inpatient: maximum of two visitors per day.

Emergency (accident and emergency) patient visitor guide

  • Amount of visitors: maximum one adult visitor per day

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:

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

Aged care services

  • Residents may now leave an aged care facility and return for any reason.
  • Children under the age of 16 years are now able to visit, provided that they have had their flu vaccination (babies under 6 months are exempt from the flu vaccination requirement).
  • From Friday 1 May, all staff and visitors to our residential aged care services must be vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

COVID-19 clinics in BHFLHN

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

  • Gawler Health Service
  • Kangaroo Island Health Service
  • Mount Barker Hospital
  • Southern Fleurieu Health Service
  • Tanunda War Memorial Hospital (drive-through)

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