COVID-19 Community announcements

Given the increase in transmission of COVID-19 within our region, in line with restrictions currently in place in the public health system in NSW, we are restricting visitation to patients at St Vincent’s. To ensure social distancing, which helps stop or slows the spread of infectious diseases;

  • From 6pm, Monday 20th December 2021, no visitors will be permitted to our inpatients. Exemptions may be granted on compassionate grounds, such as: end of life visits, parents/guardians of children, a carer of a patient with a disability 
  • All visitors will be required to show evidence of double vaccination or medical contraindication to enter St Vincent’s Hospital to visit a patient.
    – Patients are not required to be vaccinated to obtain medical treatment.
    – Carers are not required to be vaccinated to accompany a patient.

Important information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

St Vincent’s Hospital is responding rapidly to the developments in Australia regarding COVID-19, in accordance with instructions from the Australian Government and in cooperation with the Northern NSW Local Health District (LHD).

The symptoms of COVID-19 are documented on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website.

If you have questions about your symptoms you can use the healthdirect Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker to see if you need to seek medical help or get tested. This tool is available online at any time.

If you are unwell and require urgent medical attention please contact your GP or call 000 for an ambulance (this will work even without phone credit).
We recognise that you may be concerned, given how quickly events are unfolding with regard to COVID-19, but please rest assured that St Vincent’s is well-prepared and well-resourced to manage the impacts. From the moment a visitor or health care worker enters the hospital, our strict infection control and prevention protocols are there to minimise the risk of any infection, including COVID-19.

Professor Hugh Montgomery on coronavirus, how much more aggressive the spread is than the flu

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Where can I get more information?

Visit the Australian Government Department of Health homepage at www.health.gov.au.
Call the Public Health Information Line on 1800 004 599 or NSW Health on 1300 066 055 or the
Corona virus hotline on 1800 020 080 (24 hours). If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
Please call Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.