Interim Care

COVID-19 changes to visiting our hospitals

Updated 9 August 2021

To help protect everyone from COVID-19, some restrictions and requirements apply when visiting Metro North Health facilities.

  • Face masks must be worn.
  • Everyone must check in using the Check in Qld app on arrival and when entering buildings.

You must not visit our hospitals or facilities if:  

  • You are unwell or have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as:
    • a fever (37.5 degrees or higher)
    • history of fever (nights sweats or chills)
    • an acute respiratory infection
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • sore throat
    • runny nose
    • vomiting, nausea, or diarrhoea, or
    • loss of smell or loss of taste
  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You have been asked to isolate or home quarantine
  • You have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results (other than a surveillance test)
  • You are a close contact of a person who has COVID-19
  • You are a casual contact of a person who has COVID-19 and have not returned a negative COVID-19 test result
  • You have returned from overseas (other than a safe travel zone country), an interstate exposure venue, or a hotspot in the last 14 days and do not have an exemption to visit.

If you are unsure if visitor restrictions apply to you – please call ahead and ask the ward or facility before you arrive. 

Our services

We help patients make informed choices about their future accommodation needs. We aim to maintain and optimise the individual’s functional capacity with a multidisciplinary approach to:

  • activities of daily living and ability to manage personal cares
  • mobility and physical capacity maintenance or improvement where feasible
  • continence
  • leisure skills
  • medication management
  • communication
  • diet and nutrition
  • pain management
  • education on chronic diseases
  • preparation for discharge to a residential facility.


Interim Care – patient experience

Please view our latest video about the Interim Care service which explores the experiences of one of our fabulous elderly patients.

How to access this service

Referrals to interim care can be made by any member of the patient’s hospital treating team and must be assessed or deemed to be eligible by the Aged Care Assessment Service. Patients must have consented to the Residential Aged Care Pathway.

Visiting

Visiting hours for this facility have changed.  Visitors are welcome between Noon to 6 pm daily.

Where visitors are not able to visit within these times please contact the Nurse Unit Manager or Case Manager of the area. Children are welcome to visit as long as they are in the care of a responsible adult. Visitors are asked to consider the needs of other patients in the room and common areas of the facility.

There may be times when visitors are asked to leave, so that treatment or care can be provided.

We appreciate everyone’s co-operation and understanding.

Parking

Parking is available on-site at the Brighton Health Campus.

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Contact us

Brighton Health Campus
Location: 449 Hornibrook Highway
Brighton
Phone: (07) 3631 7600
Fax: (07) 3631 7800
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