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Effective communication between patients and staff is important. Interpreter services are available and will be organised by the nurse caring for you.
Breakfast 7.10am to 7.50am
Morning Tea 9.45am to 10.30am
Lunch 11.30am to 12.20pm
Afternoon Tea 2.45pm to 3.30pm
Dinner 5.00pm to 6.00pm
Please bring enough clothing for your hospital stay or arrange for your family to launder and return items to you, as we do not provide a laundry service for personal belongings.
Smoking & Alcohol
Please note that smoking and the consumption of alcohol are not allowed anywhere within the hospital or its grounds.
Infection control – one of our priorities
We maintain strict hygiene standards throughout the hospital to control infection and prevent its spread. Hand-washing is the most effective way to reduce the spread of infection.
How you can help:
- Washing your hands frequently – especially before eating and after going to the toilet
- Using hand gel dispenser – available at the entrance to all wards and in clinical areas
- Wearing slippers when walking around the wards – this keeps your feet clean so that bacteria are not transferred from your feet to the bed
- Not sitting on other patients’ beds – this provides an ideal opportunity for bacteria to spread
- Asking visitors not to come if they are feeling unwell themselves. When they do visit you, please ask them no to sit on your bed.
Your stay at the Mackay Base Hospital
At the Mackay Base Hospital we have single and shared rooms which accommodate public and private patients. Rooms are allocated on clinical need. Very ill or infectious patients always have priority to single rooms. Your bed allocation may change during your stay.
The Volunteers of the Mackay Hospital Foundation provide a trolley service to the wards each week day providing snacks, newspapers, drinks and toiletries for sale.
Chaplains and pastoral care workers
Mackay Base Hospital relies on the service of visiting clergy and spiritual advisors who are not employed by the health service nor are they a volunteer in the service. Clergy and spiritual advisers visit the hospital only at the request of the patient.
Multi Faith Room
Our Multi Faith Room is located on ground level and is available for times of quiet reflection.
An ATM is available on the ground level, opposite the pharmacy.
Our HOME BASE Café offers indoor and outdoor seating and an excellent variety of hot and cold beverages, fresh fruit salads, sandwiches, gourmet salads, hot food and pastries. Our Café is located on the ground floor.
Monday to Friday
6.30am to 4.00pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays
Gift Shop, newspapers and flowers
A gift shop selling flowers, cards, hand-made items, newspapers, magazines, snack foods and drinks is located on the ground floor, opposite the café. The gift shop is managed by the Mackay Hospital Foundation and its Volunteers.
Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm
Phone (07) 4885 5926
Drinks and snacks can be accessed 24-hours a day from vending machines around the hospital.