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Patients & Visitors

Visiting Hours

Changes to our visiting hours and arrangements

Visitors must not enter any of our hospitals or healthcare facilities if:

  • they have a fever or a cold and flu-like illness or
  • they have been overseas in the last 14 days or
  • they have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days

For the safety and wellbeing of our patients and the community, we are taking steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading by adjusting our visiting hours and arrangements.

Hospitals

Gosford, Wyong and Woy Woy hospitals and Long Jetty Health Centre.

New visiting hours: 6pm to 8pm (Please see information below for arrangements for mental health, maternity and children’s services).

Please restrict visitors to one per patient.

Patients may only be visited by: their partner, carer, guardian or nominated significant other.

Emergency Departments

Patients presenting to Gosford or Wyong Emergency Departments are asked not to bring any family members or friends into the ED or waiting room.

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.

Mental Health Services

Gosford Mental Health Centre

New visiting hours: 6pm to 8pm.

Please restrict visitors to one per patient.

Patients may only be visited by: their partner, carer, guardian or nominated significant other.

Wyong Mental Health Centre

New visiting hours: 6pm to 8pm.

Please restrict visitors to one per patient.

Patients may only be visited by: their partner, carer, guardian or nominated significant other.

Miri Miri

New visiting hours: 6pm to 7pm

Please restrict visitors to one per patient.

Patients may only be visited by: their partner, carer, guardian or nominated significant other.

Maternity Services

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

All women may have TWO allocated 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 Inpatient Unit (J7)

Women are able to choose two allocated support people to visit, who will be screened by staff before entering the maternity ward. Support people can visit 8am to 1pm, and 3pm to 9pm.

Siblings are able to visit for one hour per day between 3pm and 7pm.

No other visitors will be permitted.

Antenatal clinics (including patients of the Midwifery Group Practice)

Women should attend their appointment with one support person only. Please do not bring children to antenatal clinics.

Special Care Nursery (K7)

Visitors are limited to parents/primary caregivers only, who will be screened by staff before entering the Special Care Nursery.

Siblings may not visit at this time.

Children’s Services

Paediatric Inpatient Unit at Gosford Hospital

Visitors are limited to parents/primary caregivers only, who will be screened by staff before entering the inpatient unit.

Siblings are able to visit for one hour between 3pm and 7pm.

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.

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

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