Brighton Brain Injury Services2022-06-08T17:50:27+10:00

COVID-19 changes to visiting our hospitals

Updated 8 April 2022

From 11.00am AEST 20 January 2022, tighter visitor restrictions are in place for public and private hospitals across Queensland to ensure the ongoing safety of patients and staff.

There is now a maximum of two visitors permitted for each patient in most patient settings, with tighter restrictions in areas such as ED and post op.

These restrictions will not restrict access to health care for anyone. Everyone will have access to care or treatment regardless of their vaccination status. Anyone making healthcare decisions for a patient, for example a parent or carer, will also be permitted to accompany them.

Please check the Queensland Health hospital visitors information for specific entry criteria before you arrive.

Unvaccinated visitors

Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated visitors may be allowed to enter the hospital if they meet the criteria for:

  • A parent, guardian or carer of a patient under the age of 16 years
  • Supporting a patient at the end of life
  • A support person for a patient during childbirth
  • A carer or support person
  • Supporting a patient in an emergency situation.
Unvaccinated visitors can apply for hospital entry by completing a Visitor Approval Form. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case by the treating facility. Conditions apply to approved visitors.

Other Visitor Approvals

Visitors who meet one or more of the following criteria will need to apply for hospital entry by completing an exemption through the Chief Health Officer.

  • Diagnosis of COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • Close contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Tested for COVID-19 and not yet received a result
  • International arrivals within past 14 days

COVID-19 positive or close contact patients

If the patient that is being visited is a diagnosed case of COVID-19 or is a close contact and you meet one of the below criteria, please complete a Visitor Approval Form

  • A parent, guardian or carer of a patient under the age of 16 years
  • Exceptional reasons or an end of life visit

Double COVID-19 vaccination required to attend our facilities for work

The Chief Health Officer’s  Workers in Healthcare Direction mandates any worker, who attends a Metro North facility or campus for any reason, must be double-vaccinated for COVID-19 from 15 December 2021. This includes attending our campus to undertake a service, meeting or to facilitate any kind of work, even if it is not in a clinical setting. Please familiarise yourself with the current directive and speak to your relevant Metro North contact about any questions you may have, before attending our sites.

Virtual Visits

We encourage virtual visits for our patients. Virtual visits are a great way to stay connected to your loved ones and support them during their stay in our facilities The information on our virtual visits page will help get you set up to make virtual visits.

Brighton Brain Injury Services (BBIS)

The Brighton Brain Injury Service (formerly Jacana Acquired Brain Injury) provides complex and comprehensive rehabilitation for clients with an acquired brain injury (ABI). BBIS accepts referral of clients with acquired brain injury from across Queensland acute hospitals.

We work with the client and their families to establish realistic and achievable rehabilitation goals. The goal-setting process includes client and family education about the rehabilitation process and expectations of the program.

Our services

As well as meals and accommodation, clients can also access the following services:

  • dietetics
  • music therapy
  • nursing
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • rehabilitation medicine
  • social work
  • speech pathology.

We also have visiting services, including:

  • neurologist
  • pharmacy
  • podiatry
  • prosthetics and orthotics.

How to access services

We accept referral from health professionals from across Queensland. Carers may refer, but it is suggested to contact a health professional to assist the referral process. Please complete in the Brighton Brain Injury Service referral form and email to BrightonBrainInjuryService@health.qld.gov.au

There is a fee which includes accommodation, meals, laundry and medications.

Visiting

Visiting hours for this facility have changed. Visitors are welcome between 11.00 am – 8.00 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 and transport

There is on-site parking as well as convenient patient drop-off areas. Bus stops are located adjacent to the campus, on the Hornibrook Highway. The nearest railway stations are at Sandgate and Shorncliffe, with bus connections available.

Brighton Health Campus

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Contact us

Location: Brighton Health Campus
449 Hornibrook Highway
BRIGHTON 4017
Phone: (07) 3631 7640
Email: brightonbraininjuryservice@
health.qld.gov.au

Need help after hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH or visit your GP

In an emergency call 000 or go to a hospital