Prince of Wales Private Hospital has reverted to more stringent restrictions for staff and visitors in light of the current NSW COVID outbreaks. Please review our current protocols.
We regret to advise that visitors to the general wards are not permitted at our hospital at this time. Limited exceptions apply i.e. on compassionate grounds.
In line with NSW Health guidelines: we have expanded the compassionate grounds criteria for hospital visitors. On the basis of compassionate care, people will be allowed to visit a patient if:
Please note that people wishing to visit the hospital on compassionate grounds will need to contact the hospital for approval prior to coming on site.
Patients may have two visitors at any one time.
All permitted visitors must:
All other existing visitor screening protocols remain in place.
Currently, the visitor policy is limited to the following:
We thank you for your cooperation and patience at this time. Please call the hospital ahead of your visit if you have any further questions.
Please note that every patient admitted to Hospital must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from within the previous 72 hours, as well as their vaccination status. If you are unvaccinated (or partially vaccinated), you will be asked to comply with additional infection control measures during your stay.
On your day of surgery, we ask that you arrive wearing your own surgical or cloth face mask. If you come to Hospital in a cloth mask, we will provide you with a surgical mask to replace it with.
You will also need to register your attendance using the Prince of Wales Private Hospital QR code - this is a separate registration process to the one in the Public Hospital main entrance on the Ground Floor. Please report to Level 5 where you will undergo a quick temperature screening and be directed to Bookings and Admissions.
If you are staying at Hospital, you must wear a surgical (not cloth) mask if you leave your room. You may bring your own from home but we also have them available on the ward.
We recommend that you review the NSW Health advice on face masks, including the best mask types and how to safely take them on and off.
If you have any concerns or questions, we are here to help. Call (02) 9650 4000 during business hours, or (02) 9650 4415 after hours.
We are still caring for maternity patients in our usual way but have increased our safety protocols:
Thank you for your understanding - we will work our very hardest to ensure your experience is as safe and comfortable as possible. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact our Nurse Unit Managers on (02) 9650 4444 or your obstetrician, who has been advised of these changes.