What are the current restrictions on visitors at St Vincent’s Hospital?
Given the evolving situation, in line with advice from NSW Health we are restricting visitation to patients at St Vincent’s. To ensure social distancing, which helps stop or slows the spread of infectious diseases;
- Patients may have a maximum of 1 visitor per day, for a maximum of 1 hour in duration.
- Visiting hours will be between 1pm and 6pm daily.
Prior to your arrival, you should contact the hospital to confirm you can visit the patient P: 02 6627 9600.
Additional restrictions may be implemented in high-risk areas including the High Dependency Unit, Oncology unit and Dialysis unit.
Visitors are being screened by staff before entering the hospital and will not be able to visit if they:
- Are unwell with any cold or flu like symptoms, even a runny nose
- Have returned from overseas or cruise ship travel in the past two weeks
- Have been identified as close personal contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- Have been in close contact with a suspected case of COVID-19
- Have traveled to Sydney in the last 14 days and / or used public transport whilst there
This screening point also applies to any visitors, essential contractors or representatives who need to attend St Vincent’s Hospital, Medical Centre, St Joseph’s Aged Care Facilities or Friends Child Care in order to seek medical treatment, attend site meetings, prepare reports, or assess equipment for any reason.
For safety reasons, we are also regretfully implementing the following restrictions:
- Children under the age of 16 years are unable to visit St Vincent’s (exceptions can be considered on a case-by-case basis in discussion with the nurse in charge)
- Volunteers, pastoral carers and other non-essential visitors will not be visiting any of our campus facilities until further notice
- Until further notice, visitation has temporarily been ceased at St Joseph’s
If you enter St Vincent’s, you must practice the following precautions:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, before and after eating as well as after attending the toilet.
- Avoid contact with others (including touching, kissing, hugging, and other intimate contact).
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- If you are asked to wear a surgical face mask, after putting it on to cover your nose and mouth, do not touch the front of the mask. Remove the mask using the ear loops or head straps.
- Dispose of the used mask into a waste bin and perform hand hygiene with soap and water or alcohol hand rub.
For further information view our ‘Information for patients and visitors’ web page.