The latest advice on visiting our hospitals

INCREASED SCREENING TO PROTECT PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS

12 August, 2022

We have made changes for people who are visiting or attending our Hospitals. This is to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19.

NSW Health continues to focus on providing a safe health service for patients, their families and carers, and our staff, while we provide kind and compassionate care.

Dependent upon local conditions, such as a high risk of COVID-19 transmission, hospitals may need to risk-assess visitation, and implement further safety measures to manage the risk of patients and staff contracting or transmitting COVID-19.

However, in such instances hospitals must apply as far as practicable care and compassion and allow visitors.  On the basis of compassionate care, visitors will be allowed to visit a patient in line with NSW Health guidelines.

Visitors will be permitted to visit if they:

  • Wear a surgical mask correctly on entry and for the duration of the visit
  • Have not tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 10 days
  • Have not tested positive to another acute respiratory infection in the past seven (7) days 
  • Do not have symptoms of COVID-19 or any other respiratory infection 
  • Are not a household contact or high-risk contact of someone who has had COVID-19 in the previous seven (7) days
  • Have not arrived from overseas in the past 7 days

Subject to risk assessment, limited exemptions apply to these conditions of entry on compassionate grounds only.

We ask that patients are only visited by two (2 visitors) at the bedside at any one time.

Entering our healthcare facilities:

Patients and visitors entering SESLHD facilities can use the camera on their mobile phone to scan a unique SESLHD COVID-19 QR code to permit entry. The QR code enables contactless, easy and fast entry into SESLHD facilities.

The code will be displayed at screening stations and will enable users to check in, enter their contact details, answer the screening questions and submit. On completion, users will display their phone screen to screening station staff. A green screen will enable users to enter, and a red screen will require further assistance.

Data will be collected for the purpose of tracing by our Public Health Unit. It will be held for 28 days and then destroyed. Verbal screening and hard copy check in will continue to be available for staff, patients and visitors who cannot utilise the SESLHD QR code.

For the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) see the NSW Health website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Please use these entrances to our Hospitals:

St George Hospital

Entrance via Gray Street and Kensington Street

Prince of Wales Hospital

Entrance via High Street/Barker Street and Avoca Street via Bright Alliance Building

Royal Hospital for Women

Access via Prince of Wales Hospital entrance, Barker Street

Sydney/ Sydney Eye Hospital

Access via main entrance

Sutherland Hospital                                                             

Access via main entrance, level 2                                         

Back of campus entrance, level 1

Calvary Health Care Kogarah                                                         

Entrance via main entrance only, Rocky Point Rd                

War Memorial Hospital

Access via main entrance

Garrawarra Centre                                                               

Visitors will be screened at each Cottage entrance