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Patients & Visitors

Visiting Hours

Changes to our visiting hours and arrangements

As Central Coast residents continue to strongly support the COVID vaccination program and we start to see the number of COVID-19 cases in our community decline, we are making changes to increase visitor access to our facilities from 16 February 2022.

We will continue to assess the situation and keep the community updated as any further changes occur.

Please talk to staff about any concerns or special circumstances in relation to our current visitor policy outlined below.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities

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

Visiting hours:

  • 11am – 7pm

Patients may have a maximum of one visitor at a time

All visitors will be screened on entry and must agree to wear a mask and any other personal protective equipment as necessary and follow the advice of staff at all times.

Visitors will be permitted if they:

  • Have not tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 11 days.
  • Are not a high-risk contact of someone who has COVID-19 in the previous 14 days(a high-risk contact is someone who has spent more than four hours in a home, accommodation premises or care facility with someone who has COVID-19).
  • Do not have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have not arrived from overseas in the past 7 days.

Emergency Departments

If you are presenting to Gosford or Wyong Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), you will be able to have someone accompany you, on the basis of compassionate care, dependent upon local conditions such as high risk of covid-19 transmission, where it may require ED clinicians to implement further safety measures.

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

Antenatal Services

Women may be accompanied by one support person at appointments, no children.

Gosford Hospital Birthing Suite

Women may nominate two support people who will be screened by staff before entering the birthing suite. No other family or support people will be admitted.

Gosford Hospital Maternity Ward

The same two support people nominated for the birthing suite may visit the maternity ward. One visitor at a time. 8am to 7:30pm

Special Care Nursery

Both parents/primary caregivers welcome anytime. No Children.

Children’s Services

Paediatric Inpatient Unit at Gosford Hospital

Up to two parents/primary caregivers may stay with the child, with one parent able to stay overnight from 8pm. Both will be screened by staff before entering the inpatient unit. No other visitors, including siblings, are currently permitted.

Wyong Paediatric Unit at Wyong Hospital

One parent/primary caregiver may stay with the child. Will be screened by staff prior to entering.

Mental Health

Patients may have one visitor per day

Visiting hours: 3pm to 5pm.

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

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