Overview

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside 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 sou

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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 been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results
  • 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

Entry process:

  • When you enter the hospital, you will be provided with a disposable surgical mask to wear when in the hospital
  • Continue to exercise social distancing by keeping 1.5m from others
  • Clean your hands regularly using soap and water or the alcohol-based hand rub provided

Information for visitors

Hospital Visitation Rules 

You will not be able to enter our hospital facility if you have:

  • Been tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results
  •  Arrived in Australia from overseas in the last 14days
  • Been informed you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19


Entry process:


  • When you enter the hospital, you will be provided with a disposable surgical mask to wear when in the hospital
  • Continue to exercise social distancing by keeping 1.5m from others
  • Clean your hands regularly using soap and water or the alcohol-based hand rub provided


Frequently Asked Questions

  • All inpatients may have a maximum of 2 approved visitors at any one time for any length of time during visiting hours (11:00am - 8:00pm).
Yes. A patient may enter the hospital for medical appointments. This includes doctor, X-Ray and clinic appointments.
You will not be able to enter our hospital facility if you have:
  • Been tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results
  • Arrived in Australia from overseas in the last 14 days
  • Been informed you are a close contact
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.
No. Visitors are only allowed during the designated visitor hours.
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 have a maximum of one person accompany them in the emergency department. 

If the person meets the visitor requirements as outlined. ICU patients may have a maximum of two visitors for a maximum of two hours per day during ICU visiting hours (10am -1pm and 3pm – 7pm). 

No. You may locate your nearest Testing and Fever Clinic here.
No. You will need to wait until you have a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom free to visit a patient in hospital.