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All non-essential visits to hospitals in Greater Brisbane have temporarily ceased

Due to a positive COVID-19 case detected at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, all non-essential visits to hospitals in Greater Brisbane have temporarily ceased, effective 12pm Saturday 13 March and will be reviewed on Tuesday 16 March.

Exceptions can be made in the following circumstances:

- Carer for a patient with a disability

- Other exceptions on a case-by-case basis approved by the hospital CEO

Visitors who are permitted entry according to one of the above categories must wear masks at all times.

ALL PATIENTS

  • Patients in Greater Brisbane and Ipswich with respiratory symptoms should wear masks, if tolerated, outside their rooms.

ALL HOSPITAL VISITORS The following Queensland Health COVID-19 restrictions remain unchanged.

  • Restrictions on entry for persons to hospitals i.e persons in quarantine, or persons with symptoms consistent with COVID-19

Unless you are a patient at our hospital, you cannot visit if you:

  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • have returned from overseas, interstate (resided, visited or transited through a known declared hotspot in the last 14 days)
  • have been asked to self-quarantine
  • have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • have a fever (37.5 degrees or more) or a cough, runny nose, sore throat or breathing difficulties, loss of the sense of smell or an altered sense of taste.

Routine health screening remains in place at our hospital entrance, before patients, visitors and any persons wishing to access our hospital may enter.

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If you have any symptoms at all, please also get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

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We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and follow guidance issued by Queensland Health and amend these measures as necessary.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support to keep our community safe.

Further information on the latest Queensland Health directives can be found via the Queensland Government website at www.health.qld.gov.au