Welcome to the North Eastern Community Hospital

HOSPITAL

A new State Government Emergency Management (Public Activities No. 16) (COVID-19) Directions 2020 with new instructions for health care facilities and an updated Safe Plan for the NECH have been released effective from 14 December 2020.

Concierge

Concierge at the main hospital entrance will remain in place until Tuesday 22nd December 2020. From 7am on 23 December 2020, a Self-Check Station will replace the Concierge and all visitors and staff be required to sign in or perform the QR phone scan.

Visitors

Restrictions to visitors in the wards will be as follows:

  •  Maternity – Two nominated support persons and any siblings of the infant
  • Steele – Two nominated support persons
  • Theatre/Gastro – One nominated support person only – must wait off premises or at main reception area downstairs while patient having procedure.

Masks and physical distancing

  • Masks in health settings will remain mandatory until midnight Tuesday 22nd December 2020
  • Patients are not required to wear a mask in their room
  • Physical distancing in hospital has been changed to 1 person per 2 square metres/1.5 metres.

Meetings

Effective from 23 December 2020, all meetings will resume face-to-face following the expected 1 person to 2 square metre rule.

AGED CARE

From Monday, 14 December 2020, the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 16) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 will be revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 17) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. Based on the new direction and our risk assessment, changes will include:

Masks

Until 23 December 2020, face masks (covering mouth and nose) must continue to be worn by all persons over the age of 12 visiting or working in an aged care home, whenever they are in the physical presence of others. Residents are not required to wear a mask. Masks will no longer be required to be worn from 23 December 2020.

Visitor restrictions

  • We will revert back to two visiting times per day: 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Concierge screening requirements will not change for the aged care home.
  • There will be no cap on the number of visitors per day during visiting times, however there can only be two visitors in a resident’s room at any time.
  • Visiting arrangements for residents undergoing end-of-life care/palliative care will be accommodated in consultation with the Clinical Manager.

External Outings/Gatherings

  • From 14 December 2020 external outings/social gatherings will recommence.
  • At this stage, approval will be given (using the request form process) for visits to private residences and not public spaces such as cafes, restaurants, shopping malls.
  • This will be reviewed again on 21 December 2020 in-line with COVID-19 transmission rates and community involvement.
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

  • Introducing the Orthopaedics SA surgeons consulting from our brand new rooms

    Published: 27/01/2021   Category: Latest News

    Introducing the Orthopaedics SA surgeons now consulting out of brand new rooms at North Eastern Community Hospital! Orthopaedic specialists Justin Webb, Saleem Hussenbocus, Meng Ling and Aman Sood will utilise state-of-the-art theatres and equipment and be assisted by our incredible staff of clinical managers and nurses. Call Orthopaedics SA on 8267 8267 to make an… 
  • New Orthopaedics SA rooms now open

    Published: 22/01/2021   Category: Latest News

    Orthopaedics SA’s new rooms at North Eastern Community Hospital are now open! Local patients suffering from orthopaedic conditions including sports injury, arthritis and bone cancer can receive expert orthopaedic care, close to home with convenient parking and access to onsite imaging. For an appointment at NECH ask your GP for a referral to see Dr… 
  • Installation of new imaging equipment

    Published: 22/01/2021   Category: Latest News

    We’re so excited that Benson Radiology is moving in! Progress is well underway on the installation of a new suite of imaging equipment for our Hospital. Pictured is a new state-of-the-art CT scanner, which is currently making its way into its new home. As the installations continue, limited radiology services will be available next week,… 

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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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