Personal, Professional Healthcare at the Bay
(Please scroll down for COVID - 19 Precautions)
The Glenelg Community Hospital provides high quality, cost effective holistic care and services to its customers. The Hospital has always nurtured family values and continues to foster a sense of community spirit through their committed professional team.
We are a 46 bed, not for profit facility and have been contributing to the provision of quality care to the community since our opening in 1950. Our hospital, in collaboration with accredited private specialists, offers high quality, patient focussed care in a broad spectrum of speciality fields.
The Staff and Management of Glenelg Community Hospital recognise the important role our hospital plays as a part of the local community and in the provision of services to regional, interstate and international patients.
Located 50 metres from the beach our facility has beautiful surroundings providing a picturesque, relaxing setting for recovery. With a range of shopping, restaurant and accommodation facilities available nearby, an ideal setting is provided for family or friends supporting the patient.
Additional services provided to our patients and the community include a Pre- Admissions Clinic and Case Management.
Glenelg Community Hospital does not provide a casualty or accident and emergency service direct to the public.
Glenelg Community Hospital Inc. acknowledges Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We respect their spiritual relationship with country that has developed over thousands of years, and the cultural heritage and beliefs that remain important to Kaurna People today.
COVID - 19 Precautions
We are following the Australian Government and SA Health latest advice and guidelines which is updated daily.
At GCH we are implementing the following:
- All persons entering the building are being screened at the main entrance prior to entering the Hospital. This includes temperature monitoring and screening questions. If you are deemed to be at risk due to symptoms or other information you provide, you will be prevented entry to the Hospital.
- All patients are asked at their pre-admission phone call if they (or direct family) have been overseas in last 14 days or been in contact with anyone with COVID-19. If yes surgery is postponed.
- Inpatients will be asked to nominate 1 visitor who they would like to visit them during their stay. This person will still be required to complete the temperature monitoring each visit and screening questions.
- All staff will have their temperature monitored daily on arrival to work and have completed screening questions.
- All Specialists, (anaesthetists and surgical assistants etc) will have their temperature monitored before operating or consulting.
- All staff and Doctors who have travelled overseas will need to self-isolate for 14 days on their return before they can work again at GCH.
- Additional cleaning has commenced in high touch communal areas.
- Additional V-wipes and hand disinfectant has been made avialable to all persons in the Hospital.
25 March, 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT REGARDING ELECTIVE SURGERY PATIENTS:
From midnight, March 25, until further notice, all elective surgery other than Category 1 and urgent, and I stress, urgent Category 2 cases will be suspended.
This will apply in both the public and the private hospital system. Cancellation of elective surgery will allow the preservation of resources like personal protective equipment and allow health services to prepare for their role in the Covid-19 outbreak.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR ELECTIVE SURGERY AT GLENELG COMMUNITY HOSPITAL PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUERIES TO YOUR REFERRING SPECIALIST.