Overview


St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney is committed to caring for our community and supporting our patients through the COVID-19 pandemic. In response we have 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), working with both the Australian Government authorities and local public health units.

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




St Vincent's Private Sydney 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 isolate
  • You have returned from overseas in the last 7 days 
  • You are considered a high risk* contact of someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results 
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms 

Patient Escort Policy

Patient admissions is via the main entrance to the Private Hospital at 406 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst. 


  • Day only surgery patients are required to have someone collect them  after the procedure.  The nominated contact person will be notified of the pickup time and exact location on the day.
  • All patients that are staying overnight should be collected from the private hospital main entrance.

Information for visitors

St Vincent’s Private Hospital continues to focus on providing safe and compassionate health care for patients, their families and carers. 

 

Visitors must check-in utilising the QR code at the entrance to our facility, ensuring all sections of the screening questionnaire are completed. You can access the form here.

 

Visitors will be permitted if they:

 

  • Wear a surgical mask correctly at all times while in the facility
  • Have not tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 10 days
  • Do not have any flu-like symptoms or other acute respiratory infection
  • Are not high risk* contacts of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
  • Have not arrived from overseas in the past 7 days
  • Children aged 12 and under are not required to wear masks.

An exemption to any of the above criteria may be permitted on compassionate grounds and on a case-by-case basis.

 

If the person you are wishing to visit is currently COVID-19 positive, your request will need to be clinically assessed and some additional precautions may apply. 

 


*A high-risk contact is someone who has spent more than four hours inside a home, accommodation, premises or care facility with someone who has COVID-19. 




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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see updated visitor restrictions above. 

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. 
You will not be able to visit a patient in hospital if:
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms
  • You have tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 10 days
  • You are a household or high-risk* contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
  • You have returned from overseas in the past 7 days
*A high-risk contact is someone who has spent more than four hours inside a home, accommodation, premises or care facility with someone who has COVID-19
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. Masks are required at all times when visiting the hospital. 
The NSW Government has updated the rules around visiting hospitals. If you don’t comply, you may receive a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 6 months and/or a penalty of up to $11,000.
No. Visitors are only allowed during the designated visitor hours.
Please discuss this with the Nurse Unit Manager or Hospital Nurse Coordinator.
Yes, however, children between the ages of 5 to 11 years old must have a least one vaccine prior to entry. 
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. You will need to wait until you have a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom free to visit a patient in hospital.
Patients
Prior to entry, please complete the online form, and answer the series of screening questions. If you require assistance or directions, please present to the front desk. 

Visitors
Prior to entry, please complete the online form, and answer the series of screening questions. If you require assistance or directions, please present to the front desk. Please wear a mask for the duration of your visit. 
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.
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.

Patient Resources

All patients and visitors are strongly encouraged to download and read our information pamphlet on understanding and avoiding the COVID-19 virus.

Reducing the risk of infection from Coronavirus (COVID-19)