North West Regional Hospital

North West Regional Hospital

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

Do not visit a hospital, outpatient department or clinic if you have:

  • a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, gastrointestinal symptoms; or
  • been advised to self-isolate following international or interstate travel

Visitors must:

  • Visit between 2pm - 6pm with a maximum of one visitor per patient at a time for most areas
  • Complete the visitor screening tool on arrival
  • Contact the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) or Associate NUM, where present, for an exemption, for example in the ICU and Palliative Care

To request an exemption on compassionate grounds, contact the facility you wish to visit and talk with the Nurse Unit Manager or Associate NUM.

Visitors allowed:

Area / Ward

Number of visitors

Outpatient clinics and community centres

Support person only

Department of Critical Care Medicine

Two visitors will be allowed at any one time

Emergency Department

One visitor per patient

Neonatal Intensive Care

Parents / Carers have unrestricted visiting with a maximum of two people visiting.

Compassionate situation – exemptions may be applied for siblings.

Paediatric Unit

Parents / Carers have unrestricted visiting with a maximum of two people visiting.

Maternity Unit

An upper limit of two people to support mothers in the maternity unit (this limit of two includes the partner, if the partner is present).

Operating Theatre and Recovery Room

Visitors not routinely allowed. Parents may visit children post-surgery

Short Stay Surgical Unit

One support person permitted

Palliative Care

An upper limit of four visitors for patients receiving end-of-life care, and the capacity for one visitor to stay overnight and for pets to visit where appropriate.

Health Services in the North West

If you require emergency health care in the North West, please contact Triple Zero (000) or present to the emergency department at the North West Regional Hospital.

The North West Regional Hospital is now operational after its recent closure. Services have now been reopened.

For all other healthcare needs contact your regular GP. To support non-emergency patients in the North West, additional GP services are being arranged.

More Information

See www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au for more information.

Serving the community

The North West Regional Hospital at Burnie is a modern 160-bed facility that provides high quality healthcare and specialist services to North West Tasmania and King Island.

It offers services in medical, surgical and allied health specialties through inpatient and outpatient departments.

The hospital caters for the emergency resuscitation, surgery and intensive care of most trauma patients and other medical conditions.

Because the North West Regional Hospital is a secondary level service, we transfer patients to comprehensive tertiary hospitals for some injuries and illnesses.

Location

23 Brickport Road
Burnie TAS 7320

Phone: (03) 6493 6000

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