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  • Changed Access to Hospitals and Primary Health Centres


    Central West Hospital and Health Service facilities have changed access conditions to reduce the potential exposure of staff and patients to respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19 and influenza.

    Emergency Department Presentations

    The main entry door is closed and signage will inform emergency department patients about access options.

    Visitors

    • The main entry doors are closed and signage will inform visitors about access options.
    • Each patient/resident may have two visitors at any one time, for any length of time, within visiting hours.
    • More than two visitors at any one time are permitted to provide end-of-life support to a patient/resident.
    • Visitors are required to respond to health and travel questions and will be screened for a fever prior to entry.
    • Visitors are required to wash (or sanitise) their hands on entry and exit of each ward or service area.
    • Application of personal protective equipment must be adhered to if directed by a staff member.
    • Visitors are required to practice social distancing at all times.
    • Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities (also known as Multipurpose Health Service facilities) must have evidence of up to date influenza vaccination, if the vaccination is available to the person.

    You cannot visit if

    • you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
    • you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days
    • you have been asked to self-quarantine
    • you have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
    • you have a fever (or history of fever) or a cough, runny nose, sore throat or breathing difficulties.

    Visiting Times:

    • Alpha Hospital - 11 am to 8 pm
    • Barcaldine Hospital - 8 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm
    • Blackall Hospital - 10 am to 6 pm
    • Longreach Hospital - 8 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm
    • Winton Hospital - 8 am to 9 pm

    Contacting Patients

    You are most welcome to contact patients directly if you have been provided with the number of their bedside phone. Please endeavour to call during visiting hours or outside essential rest times.

    If you would like to make contact via the ward stations, please phone the following numbers during business hours:

    • Alpha Hospital Ward - 07 4809 7000
    • Barcaldine Hospital Ward - 07 4650 4033
    • Blackall Hospital Ward - 07 4650 7700
    • Longreach Hospital Ward - 07 4658 7904
    • Longreach Hospital Maternity Unit - 07 4658 4740
    • Winton Hospital Ward - 07 4657 2700
  • Changes to Surgery and Specialist Outpatient Appointments


    Surgery in Central West Health Facilities

    Specialists will continue to review surgical wait lists and book priority patients accordingly.

    Non urgent elective surgery has been suspended wherever possible.

    Specialist Outpatient Appointments

    Outpatient appointments are being transitioned to telephone and telehealth where clinically appropriate.

    New non-urgent referrals have been suspended. Referrals will continue to be actioned via smart referrals. Non accepted referrals will be communicated to both patient and to the referring practitioner.

    Non-urgent referrals currently on specialist outpatients wait list will be reviewed and monitored by the referring practitioner.

    Lung Function testing (Spirometry) has been suspended unless deemed clinically essential by the Specialist, following a recommendation from The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand Leaders in Lung Health.

Testing and Fever Clinics


Central West Hospital and Health Service is conducting COVID-19 (coronavirus) screening at a range of locations.

These clinics are for people who have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • a fever or history of fever
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • fatigue
  • loss of smell and/or taste
Longreach

Longreach Family Medical Practice

Primary Health Care Centre
109 Eagle Street
Longreach QLD 4730

By Appointment Only

07 4658 3866

Outside These Hours

Longreach Hospital
Jabiru Street, Longreach QLD 4730

By Appointment Only

07 4658 4700

Alpha

Alpha Hospital

1 Burns Street
Alpha QLD 4724

By Appointment Only

07 4809 7000

Barcaldine

Barcaldine Hospital and MPHS

Oak Street
Barcaldine QLD 4725

By Appointment Only

07 4650 4000

Blackall

Blackall Hospital

Shamrock Street
Blackall QLD 4472

By Appointment Only

07 4650 7700

Winton

Winton Hospital and MPHS

Bloomfield Street
Winton QLD 4735

By Appointment Only

07 4657 2700

Winton

Winton Medical Practice

Oondooroo Street
Winton QLD 4735

By Appointment Only

07 4657 2755

Aramac

Aramac Primary Health Centre

McAuliffe Street
Aramac QLD 4726

By Appointment Only

07 4652 9000

Bedourie

Bedourie Primary Health Centre

Kepler Street
Bedourie QLD 4829

By Appointment Only

07 4746 1226

Birdsville

Birdsville Primary Health Centre

31 Adelaide Street
Birdsville QLD 4482

By Appointment Only

07 4656 3245

Boulia

Boulia Primary Health Centre and Well-being Centre

49 Wills Street
Boulia QLD 4829

By Appointment Only

07 4746 2300

Isisford

Isisford Primary Health Centre

St Helena Street
Isisford QLD 4731

By Appointment Only

07 4658 8500

Jericho

Jericho Health Clinic

19 Pasteur Street
Jericho QLD 4728

By Appointment Only

07 4651 4235

Jundah

Jundah Primary Health Centre

1 Hospital Road
Jundah QLD 4736

By Appointment Only

07 4658 6500

Muttaburra

Muttaburra Primary Health Centre

Edkins Street
Muttaburra QLD 4732

By Appointment Only

07 4658 7500

Tambo

Tambo Primary Health Centre

Garden Street
Tambo QLD 4478

By Appointment Only

07 4621 7100

Windorah

Windorah Primary Health Centre

15 Victoria Street
Windorah QLD 4481

By Appointment Only

07 4656 6100

Last updated: 29 July 2020