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 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 ONE visitor per day for one hour (must be pre-booked).

Adult patients visitor guide:

  • Hospital inpatients – visits are only allowed for compassionate reasons such as end of life/palliative care.
  • Outpatients and Emergency – A maximum of ONE individual per person only (provided physical distancing can be maintained).

Paediatrics visitor guide:

  • For children in Emergency Departments, a maximum of ONE individual per person only.

Maternity visitor guide:

  • Visitors for delivery and maternity wards – a maximum of ONE nominated person (woman’s partner or support person) may attend with a woman in labour and in the ward environment.
  • Outpatients and Emergency – A maximum of ONE individual per person only (provided physical distancing can be maintained).

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

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

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

  • Gawler Health Service
  • Kangaroo Island (4 Telegraph Road, Kingscote)
  • Mount Barker (22 Druids Avenue)
  • Victor Harbor (2 George Main Road)
  • Tanunda War Memorial Hospital (drive-through)

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