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Patients & Visitors Information

Mission

• Better Health, Good Health Care Goals
• Equity & Access
• Healthier People
• Skilled and Valued Workforce
• Quality Health Care

Key Challenges
• Develop a shared sense of direction with our community (strive to promote services consistent with values of the community)
• Strengthen our working relationships with key service providers
• Ensure the community has equitable access to services
• Develop a health outcomes orientated organisation
• Ensure effective and efficient use of resources (transparent decision making)
• Demonstrate that the Bowral & District Hospital values it’s workforce.

Smoke Free
For the health of our patients, visitors and staff Bowral & District Hospital is smoke free in accordance with NSW Health Department Policy. A smoke free environment assists us in providing a safe and healthy environment for our patients. Your cooperation with this policy is appreciated.

Hand Hygiene
We are dedicated to hand hygiene at Bowral & District Hospital and have a number of hand hygiene stations located though out the hospital with Antibacterial Hand cleaner. We encourage you to take the time to clean your hands when in Bowral & District Hospital as ‘clean hands save lives’.

Parking
As of 2019, many changes are occurring to parking at Bowral Hospital due to Redevelopment.

Parking areas are as follows as of July 2019. Please be aware Bowral staff are committed to assisting the public/community have easy access to parking onsite, by were possible parking off campus during normal business hours;

Emergency Department entrance (P1)
P1 carpark officially closed.
Access to emergency department from Bowral St is via 5 x 20min only parking spots at the base of the ambulance ramp (right side). Urgent and disabled patient drop off and access to ED reception is via 2 x PICK UP/SET DOWN AREA (blue signs) spaces at the top of the ambulance ramp, this includes wheelchair taxis, strictly NO PARKING, 3 mins only. All other parking time restricted is street parking.

Mona Rd entrance (P2)
This carpark is all time restricted and includes 2 x disabled, 2 x pathology outpatient and pick up/set down area. This car park allows level access to Pathology Department, admissions and a short walk to main entrance, also used for non-ambulance transport services during business hours.

Ascot Rd entrance (P3)
This is the largest car park, 5 x disabled spaces, 1 x pick up/set down area and time restricted spaces. This car park allows easy access to all Allied Health, Cardiac Assessment Unit, Outpatients, Old Hospital and access to main hospital via covered walkway.
 
Sheffield St (P4)
This carpark is for disabled Radiology access and service entrance ONLY

Bowral Hospital site map and parking locations

Visitors to Bowral Hospital can use surrounding roads to park if no mobility limitation. Parking available most times of the day within 200 meters of hospital.

Please note parking is monitored and parking infringements can be issued.

Volunteers
Volunteers make a valuable contribution to Bowral & District Hospital. They assist patients, visitors and are valuable members of our team. If you would like to become a volunteer at Bowral & District Hospital please call 4861 0200 for more information.

Donations and Bequests
Donations and bequests to Bowral & District Hospital help us to provide an increasing range of services to our patients and over the years have been used to purchase vital equipment to ensure the ongoing quality of care provided to our patients. For more information please contact the General Manager’s Unit on 4861 0200.

Zero Tolerance
Zero tolerance is about keeping health staff, patients and visitors safe. You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to receive treatment in a violence free environment. Patients and visitors must not harass, abuse, threaten or put health staff, or any other person on health service premises at risk of physical or psychological harm.

Further information on patient rights and responsibilities can be found at under "Complaints, Comments and Compliments”.

Healthy Food and Drink for Staff and Visitors Framework
*As of 1st December 2017, sugar sweetened beverages have been removed from Bowral & District Hospital as part of the NSW Health led initiative Healthy Food and Drink for Staff and Visitors.

The initiative aims to increase the availability of healthy food and drink options while reducing unhealthy options in cafes, vending machines, kiosks and catering across all health facilities in the State.

No sugary drinks are available at any SWSLHD facilities, however there is still the choice of other healthier options including water, juices with no added sugar, diet drinks, tea, coffee and milk drinks.

The Healthy Food and Drink for Staff and Visitors Framework does not apply to food and drink options provided to patients in hospital and visitors, patients and staff are also free to bring their preferred choice of food and drinks from outside if they wish to.

The health and wellbeing of staff, visitors and our community is priority for the District, which is why we are committed to a healthy food and drink environment.

For more information visit http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/heal/Pages/healthy-food-framework.aspx
 

 

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