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    Update 7:30pm Thursday 26 March - Visitor update information

    From 11.59 pm Friday 27 March St Stephen’s will be CLOSED to all visitors to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to keep our patients and staff safe.

    Only pre-approved, pre-arranged visitors will be allowed. These include:

    • One (1) parent per paediatric patient
    • One (1) carer per patient as appropriate (dementia, patients with disabilities etc)
    • Palliative care visitors
    • Discharge planning by appointment – please book via the Nurse in Charge of the area
    • Patients with appointments with specialists will be allowed entry
    • Outpatient appointments for I-MED (eg X-ray and MRI) and Sullivan Nicolaides will be allowed entry

    If you fall into the above categories and we have you’re next of kin details you do not need to call ahead for pre-approval.

    The collection of patient belongings (i.e. clothes for washing) can be coordinated through the Ward and be available to pick up from the Main Entrance. The delivery of clean clothes or a care pack can be made at the Main Entrance to the hospital.

    We understand this arrangement will cause some distress, however our dedicated teams are doing their best to keep everyone safe and well.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Other ways to stay in touch

    We suggest that you designate a family member to be the central point of call to keep your family and friends informed of your progress via telephone. We ask that these phone calls are made after 10:30am, allowing for routine patient care activities to be undertaken. All telephone enquiries should be directed to the hospital switchboard on (07) 4120 1200.

    We understand patients can feel isolated while in hospital. Support is available from our Pastoral Care team, which can be arranged by your nurse.

    If you have questions about how these actions will impact on your individual circumstances please speak with your nurse. As always, your health remains our priority.

    For the latest Queensland Health updates you can visit their website.


    Update 1:30pm Wednesday 25 March - Information relating to elective surgery

    St Stephens Hospital is aware of the Prime Minister’s announcement today regarding the cancellation of some categories of elective surgery in all hospitals from midnight tonight (Wednesday 25 March).

    St Stephens Hospital is currently seeking clarity from the Federal Government and Queensland Health regarding these categories and the effect on elective surgeries at St Stephens Hospital.

    Unless we contact you directly to reschedule your surgery, please prepare for your admission to St Stephens Hospital to proceed as planned.

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