Overview

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane has safeguards and precautions in place in line with advice from the Australian and State Government Department of Health.

We are closely monitoring, and proactively responding to the developments in Australia associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), in conjunction with both the Australian Government authorities and local public health units.

This continues to be a rapidly evolving situation. It is important to stay informed and get up-to-date advice from credible sources.

St Vincent's Private Brisbane with Brisbane city as a backdrop

Information for patients

Before coming to hospital

Please contact your treating specialist via phone or email before coming to hospital, if: 

  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
  • You have returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries)
  • You have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)
  • You have visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
  • You have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you have received a negative COVID-19 test since entering Queensland
  • You have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue

When you arrive 

We ask that you check in via the Check In Qld App as soon as you arrive on hospital grounds.

A thermal camera will scan your temperature at the entrance to the hospital. This is an additional safeguard in place to help protect the safety of patients and hospital staff from COVID-19. 

When you enter the hospital, you will need to wear a surgical mask where tolerated, unless you are an inpatient in your own bed. 

Information for visitors

Hospital Visitation Rules 

Effective 8 October 2021, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane will reopen to visitors.

You cannot visit the hospital, if:  

  • You are unwell
  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
  • You have returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries)
  • You have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)
  • You have visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
  • You have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you have received a negative COVID-19 test since entering Queensland
  • You have visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
  • You have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you have received a negative COVID-19 test since entering Queensland
  • You have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue

When you arrive

We ask that you check in via the Check In Qld App as soon as you arrive on hospital grounds. 

When you arrive at the entrance to the hospital, a thermal camera will scan your temperature. This is an additional safeguard in place to help protect the safety of patients and hospital staff from COVID-19. 

When you enter the hospital, you will need to wear a mask at all times for the duration of your visit, continue to exercise social distancing by keeping 1.5m from others and clean your hands regularly using soap and water or the alcohol-based hand rub provided.

Social Distancing

When you enter the hospital, you will need to continue to exercise social distancing by keeping 1.5m from others and clean your hands regularly using soap and water or the alcohol-based hand rub provided.

All patients and visitors must complete our COVID-19 screening form

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. All inpatients may have a maximum of 4 visitors at any one time for any length of time during visiting hours (11:00am - 7:00pm).
 
We recommend you arrive earlier than planned to allow time for visitor screening. Prior to entry, St Vincent’s staff will ask you questions; a thermal camera will scan your temperature; and you will be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form.

Yes. All visitors must check in via the Check In Qld app when they visit the hospital.
You will not be able to visit a patient in hospital if:
  • You are unwell
  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
  • You have returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries)
  • You have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)
  • You have visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
  • You have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you have received a negative COVID-19 test since entering Queensland
  • You have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue
Yes. Everyone must practise social distancing outside of direct patient care. This means keeping 1.5m from others at all times unless you are a health professional providing direct patient care.
Yes. On arrival to the hospital, you will provide with a disposable surgical mask to wear when in the hospital.
The Queensland Government has updated the rules around visiting hospitals. If you don’t comply, you may receive a fine of $1334, a court-imposed penalty of up to $13,345 or 6 months imprisonment.
No.
More than four visitors may visit to provide end-of-life support to a patient. Please discuss this with the Nurse Unit Manager or Hospital Nurse Coordinator.
Yes. A person under the age of 16 may visit a hospital patient, but that person will need to meet all the other requirements for visitors.
Yes. A patient may enter the hospital for medical appointments. This includes doctor, X-Ray and clinic appointments.
No. You may locate your nearest Testing and Fever Clinic here.
No.

We ask that you check in via the Check In Qld App as soon as you arrive on hospital grounds.

​A thermal camera will scan your temperature at the entrance to the hospital. This is an additional safeguard in place to help protect the safety of patients and hospital staff from COVID-19. 

When you enter the hospital, you will need to wear a surgical mask where tolerated, unless you are an inpatient in your own bed. 

All visitors must complete an online form. This form asks a series of screening questions. This is an additional safeguard in place to help protect the safety of patients and hospital staff from COVID-19.
All entrants must undergo temperature screening prior to entry to the hospital. A thermal camera will scan your temperature. This is an additional safeguard in place to help protect the safety of patients and hospital staff from COVID-19. 
Yes. All visitors must complete an online form when they visit the hospital. This means a visitor must complete a new form every new day they visit.
Yes. All visitors must complete an online form when they visit the hospital.