The latest advice on visiting our hospitals

INCREASED SCREENING TO PROTECT PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS

4 November, 2021

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

Two visitors are allowed to visit a patient per day as long as a visitor:

  • Is at least 12 years of age
  • Has had two doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine
  • Has evidence of their vaccination status when they enter the facility
  • Wears a surgical mask correctly on entry at the facility and for the duration of the visit

People must not visit our healthcare facilities if they:

  • Have been to affected areas in NSW or interstate, or are an overseas arrival within the last seven days, unless there are exceptional circumstances
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their isolation period
  • Live in a household with a person who is currently isolating
  • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result

There are no visitors allowed in identified COVID-19 wards and units

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.

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