The latest advice on visiting our hospitals

INCREASED SCREENING TO PROTECT PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS

22 December, 2020

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

We ask that patients are only visited by 1 visitor at a time. Visitors over the age of 12 years are required to wear a mask. Physical distancing must be maintained at all times.

Greater restrictions apply to areas with patients at an increased risk from infection. All visitors are asked to check with the Nurse Unit Manager or nominated officer upon arrival at the patient’s unit or ward.

We have closed some of the entrances to our Hospital buildings. Please check which entrances are open in the list below.

Staff, 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 introduction of the QR code will enable 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.

When you’re entering our facilities and you are checking in manually, hospital staff will ask you the following questions:

  • Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms (sore throat, dry cough, fever)? 
  • Have you been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the last 14 days? 
  • Have you been overseas, on a cruise or in an identified area of concern in the past 14 days?

If you are showing symptoms will be asked to visit our COVID-19 clinic for assessment. 

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