From Thursday 21 March 2023, Prince of Wales Private Hospital will adopt new visitor guidelines, outlined below. All visitors will only be permitted to visit if they meet the following criteria, except on compassionate grounds. For compassionate exceptions please contact the hospital directly on 9650 4000.
· Have had two doses of a recognised vaccine (unless they hold a medical exemption)
· Have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 7 days
· Are not a high-risk contact of someone who has COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
· Do not have any COVID-19 Symptoms
· Have not returned from Overseas in the past 7 days
Visiting guidelines by department
· Day of Surgery Service
o Patients only permitted into the Day of Surgery Area. Drop off and pick up only.
o Parents only are allowed to visit; No siblings will be permitted
o One parent may visit at a time. Only 1 parent will be permitted to stay overnight
o Patients may have 2 designated visitors
o Visiting hours are between 4-6pm
o A second visitor is allowed, besides the support person during a patient admission. The second person must meet the visitor criteria above and be pre-arranged. Patients will be required to nominate a second visitor be the duration of the stay. A child who is 5 years and over can be the nominated visitor, though must meet the visitor criteria outlined above.
o A second support person during the delivery is permitted, the support person will need to be approved by the Obstetrician and the Delivery Suite Manager. The second support person will only be permitted during the birth and will be required to meet the criteria above.
· Surgical Ward
o Patients will be allowed to nominate 2 visitors.
o These nominated persons can attend between the hours of 4pm & 6pm.
o These visitors cannot attend the ward at the same time
We continue to take a number of precautions to keep you, our staff and doctors safe. These include physical distancing, hand hygiene and best practice infection control guidelines.
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.