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Patients & Visitors

Visiting Hours

Changes to our visiting hours and arrangements

Commencing tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 October), we have made some changes to our visiting hours and arrangements following the decision by NSW Health to ease visitor restrictions in line with the NSW roadmap.

Thank you for your understanding as we safely transition our visiting arrangements to enable more visitors at our facilities.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities

The following information applies to all services and wards with the exception of emergency, maternity, children’s services, and COVID inpatient units (please see below for information on visiting arrangements for these services)

Visiting hours: 10am to 12 noon

Patients may have two visitors per day who may visit at the same time.

Visitors must:

  • be at least 12 years of age
  • be fully vaccinated (with TGA approved vaccines) and provide evidence of vaccination on entry to our health facilities
  • wear a mask at all times

Screening Points

To help protect our patients, their families and our staff we have established COVID-19 Screening Points at key locations across our hospitals, healthcare centres and all other facilities to identify anyone who may require testing for COVID-19 and ensure visitors to our facilities are fully vaccinated.

Upon entry, you will be asked to register your visit via a QR code on your phone, or manually on paper or tablet. You will be asked to specify your name and phone number.

You will also be asked to provide evidence that you have received two doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine (such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna). This may be a COVID-19 digital certificate or a printed copy.

Emergency Departments

If you are presenting to Gosford or Wyong Hospital’s ED we ask that you do not bring any family members or friends into the ED or waiting room with you.

For patients who are children, we ask that they are accompanied by only one parent or guardian.

Please speak to ED reception staff if you have specific requirements.

Maternity Services

Gosford Hospital Birthing Suite (including patients of the Midwifery Group Practice)

All women may nominate one support person who will be screened by staff before entering the birthing suite.  No other family or support people will be admitted.

Gosford Hospital Maternity Inpatient Unit (J7)

Women are able to have one nominated support person visit. They will be screened by staff before entering the maternity ward.  Visiting times are 8am to 1pm, and 3pm to 7.30pm.

Antenatal clinics (including patients of the Midwifery Group Practice)

Women are asked to attend any face to face pregnancy visits on their own.  Telehealth or phone consultations will be offered for some appointments.  (These will only be offered after consultation with a midwife and if the patient consents).

Special Care Nursery (K7)

Both parents/primary caregivers may visit 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Children’s Services

Paediatric Inpatient Unit at Gosford Hospital

Patients may have two visitors between 10am and 12 noon. Outside of these hours, visitors are limited to one parent/primary caregiver at a time, who will be screened by staff before entering the inpatient unit.

Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) at Wyong Hospital

Patients should attend appointments with their parents/ primary caregivers only, who will be screened by staff prior to entering.

COVID inpatient units

For the safety of patients and visitors there are no visitors permitted in our inpatient units designated for COVID-positive patients or patients awaiting COVID test results

Outpatients

For Outpatients changes please visit:

Internal page link Outpatients changes

Please talk to staff about any special circumstances requiring an exemption from our visitor policy.

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