COVID-19 case identified at PA Hospital

The Princess Alexandra Hospital has been placed into lockdown effective immediately after a positive Covid-19 case was detected today (12 March 2021).

All non-essential visits to patients will not be allowed. If you must attend PA Hospital, you will be required to wear a mask. The Emergency Department will remain open, but if you’re able to receive care at a nearby hospital or at a GP, please do so.

Staff will wear masks at all times. Patients will be required to wear masks at all times unless it is not clinically appropriate. Non-urgent outpatient bookings and elective surgery will be postponed.

The person, a staff member at the PA Hospital, had contact with Covid-19 positive patients in the early hours of 10 March.

The person was infectious whilst in the community on the 11th and contact tracing is underway. It is likely public exposure sites will be identified and communicated tomorrow.

All patients, staff and families this person interacted with are being identified and appropriate actions are being taken.

The hospital is actively working to ensure the safety of staff and patients on campus while contact tracing is undertaken.

Anyone with any Covid-19 symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result.

To find your nearest testing clinic, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.

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