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The health and wellbeing of our patients, carers, visitors and our staff is our number one priority at all times. The following information is aimed to help ensure your safety and wellbeing when visiting the Hospital.

Western continues with ongoing assessment of the Covid-19 health alert and any decisions are based on the recommendations from SA Health and the Australian Government Department of Health. 

At Western, we continue to screen all patients in regard to the risk of COVID-19.  This screening will commence at preadmission and uses a series of questions. 


This includes:

  • reviewing your current health for any signs or symptoms, 

  • reviewing if you have been exposed to COVID-19, and 

  • identifying if you have had COVID-19 and the date of last infection.

These questions will be asked via the preadmission clinic and/or at reception on the day of your admission. 

If you do not meet the admitting screening requirements, we will liaise with your admitting doctor as your admission may not proceed. 

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 prior to your admission, please advise your admitting doctor as soon as possible. 


On Entry to the hospital, we ask that everyone practice regular hand hygiene. 

You should not enter the hospital if:


  • You are feeling unwell e.g. you have a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius, fever, chills, or symptoms of acute respiratory infection. 

  • you have had a COVID-19 test and are awaiting the test results. 

  • you have been a known contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 7 days. 

  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days (with the day of the test being day 0). 

  • you have been advised by a doctor or public health authority to self-isolate. 

Physical Distancing and Density Principles

  • Anyone who enters Western Hospital must maintain physical distance from others (1.5M)

  • Occupancy limits are in effect throughout the hospital. Please check signage or ask a staff member for more information.

Visitor Restrictions


  • Western Hospital will continue to restrict visitors to ICU, Day Procedure and Oncology

  • Accompanying persons or visitors will be subject to meeting safe physical distancing and room occupancy limits.

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