Welcome to the North Eastern Community Hospital

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VISITORS AND PATIENTS

NECH has updated its requirements for patients, outpatients, and visitors effective from 23 November 2021 when the South Australian border reopens, with the key aim to keep patients, visitors and staff safe. 

HOSPITAL

  • All visitors and patients entering the hospital must be screened at a concierge desk at the front entrance which includes checks on vaccination, temperature, QR code check in, and mask compliance.  
  • Anyone showing signs of fever or other symptoms will not be permitted to enter.  
  • Surgical masks must be worn by everyone in the hospital and must be changed every four hours. 
  • From December 8, 2021, all patients attending NECH for elective surgery, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to receive and produce a negative COVID-19 test in the preceding 72 hours prior to admission.
  • Maternity patients and their vaccinated birthing partner are required to receive and produce a negative COVID-19 test weekly from 36 weeks gestation. Unvaccinated birthing partners are excluded from entry.
  • There is a significant increase in risk of illness or death for patients undergoing elective surgery and birthing who test positive to COVID. Surgery and birthing are also associated with aerosol generating procedures which can put our healthcare workers at an increased risk of catching the disease themselves.
  • Ensuring patients do not have COVID prior to elective surgery will minimise risks to patients and to staff taking care of them.

Outpatients

  • Unvaccinated outpatients (including those attending consulting suites, Benson Radiology, Clinical Labs) must not enter the building until the time of their appointment.  
  • Gathering in waiting areas will not be permitted.  
  • All outpatients presenting for specialist consulting, Benson Radiology and Clinical Labs must enter via the main entrance screening station when their appointment is due. 

Visitors

  • Visitors will be limited to two per day in hospital and carers limited to one.  
  • One visitor per patient at a time. 
  • All visitors and carers including birthing partners must be vaccinated and must wear a surgical mask, irrespective of age, and show proof of vaccination at the screening station. This includes children under 12.
  • Visiting hours 11am to 8pm. 

AGED CARE

  • All visitors and carers must be screened at a concierge desk at the entrance to Campbell Aged Care which includes checks on vaccination, temperature, QR code check in and mask compliance.  
  • They must also have had a flu vaccination. 
  • Surgical masks must be worn and changed every four hours. 
  • Anyone showing signs of fever or other symptoms will not be permitted to enter.  
  • Visiting hours 11am to 7pm. 
Maternity

The North Eastern Community Hospital understands that the arrival of your baby is one of the most memorable moments in your life and a very personal experience. We know how important the birth of your baby is and we will help guide you through the various stages of your pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Hospital

North Eastern Community Hospital’s visiting specialists perform a wide range of treatments and surgical procedures, including in the areas of gynaecology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, oral surgery, plastic surgery, sleep studies and general surgery. The hospital features two fully equipped operating theatres and two gastroenterology suites with the very latest in medical technology available.

Aged Care

The North Eastern Community Aged Care Home provides permanent and respite accommodation facilities for 84 residents. Residents are provided with an environment of comfort, dignity and security. They receive contemporary quality care in both the medical and nursing fields within the resources available.

Contact a Patient or Resident

Patients at the North Eastern Community hospital can be contacted by telephone or email.

News from the North East

Below are the three Latest Articles

  • Read the 2020-21 Annual Report

    Published: 26/10/2021   Category: Latest News

    This has been one of the most exciting years in the history of North Eastern Community Hospital. We have completed major projects, launched new partnerships, and significantly grown both the patient activity in the hospital and our staff cohort to meet the additional demand. All this was achieved in the context of very difficult circumstances… 
  • Convenience for locals the focus of new specialist eye clinic at North Eastern Community Hospital

    Published: 15/10/2021   Category: Latest News

    A new specialist eye clinic has opened at North Eastern Community Hospital providing state-of-the-art treatment for local patients. Specialist Eye North East is a comprehensive eye clinic led by Ophthalmologists Dr Adam Rudkin and Dr Jaz Aujla, with a focus on quality care for patients who require treatment for conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy… 
  • Lay-by Baby birthing model launched at North Eastern Community Hospital

    Published: 08/10/2021   Category: Latest News

    Expectant families can now put the birth of their baby on lay-by as part of a new birthing model that enables them to access private maternity services and pay in instalments, even if they don’t have private health insurance. The ‘Lay-by Baby’ self-insured model gives families the opportunity to be cared for by North Eastern… 

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Contact Details

Hospital

Address:
580 Lower North East Road Campbelltown SA 5074

Phone: (08) 8366 8111
Fax: (08) 8365 1139
Email: exec@nech.com.au

Aged Care

Address:
Cnr Lennox Street & 580 Lower North East Road Campbelltown SA 5074

Phone: (08)8366 8111 Ext 338
Fax: (08) 8366 8260
Email: exec@nech.com.au

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