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

St Vincent's Private Northside Building

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
  • You have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (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

Entry process:

  • 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 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 

Effective 5 January 2022,  all visitors will need to be fully vaccinated to enter our hospital facility. 


Conditions of entry: 

  • All visitors will be asked to show proof of vaccination status
  • A green tick on the Check In QLD App OR 
  • A printed copy of vaccination certificate 
  • Unvaccinated visitors will NOT be permitted to enter the hospital


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 in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days and are unvaccinated
  •  Been to an interstate exposure venue or area of concern in the last 14 days
  •  Lived or worked in a Queensland restricted area in the last 14 days
  • Been informed you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and still in quarantine


Unvaccinated visitors:

  • Any visitor who is unable to show proof of their vaccination status, will be declined entry to the hospital unless they meet certain criteria
  • Only ONE unvaccinated parent, carer or guardian can accompany a child who is under 16 years
  • Subject to approval, unvaccinated visitors may be allowed enter the hospital if they are:  
  • Supporting a patient at the end-of-life
  • A carer or support person 
  • Supporting a patient in an emergency 


Entry process:

  • 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 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 visitors will be asked to show proof of vaccination status
    • A green tick on the Check In QLD App OR
    • A printed copy of vaccination certificate
  • Unvaccinated visitors will NOT be permitted to enter the hospital
  • Any visitor who is unable to show proof of their vaccination status, will be declined entry to the hospital unless they meet visitor entry criteria. 
  • Only ONE unvaccinated parent, carer or guardian can accompany a child who is under 16 years
  • Unvaccinated visitors may be allowed enter the hospital if they have been granted hospital approval :
    • Supporting a patient at the end-of-life
    •  A carer or support person 
    •  Supporting a patient in an emergency 
  • All inpatients may have a maximum of 2 approved visitors at any one time for a maximum of 2 hours during visiting hours (10:00am - 7:00pm).
  • We recommend you arrive earlier than planned to allow time for visitor screening. On arrival you will be asked the nature of your visit and provided a surgical mask to wear in the hospital. 
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 in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days and are unvaccinated
  • Been to an interstate exposure venue or area of concern in the last 14 days
  • Lived or worked in a Queensland restricted area in the last 14 days
  • Been informed you are a close contact or secondary contact of someone with COVID-19 and still in quarantine
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. 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.
All visitors will be asked to show proof of vaccination status
  • A green tick on the Check In QLD App OR
  • A printed copy of vaccination certificate
Unvaccinated visitors will NOT be permitted to enter the hospital
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 check in via the Check In Qld app when they visit the hospital.
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.