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Important information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hospital patient and visitor COVID-19 policy 

Visitors are not required to wear a mask on entry to The Sydney Private Hospital, but it is recommended that masks be worn if visiting vulnerable patients or if there are any respiratory symptoms.  In some circumstances a staff member may request visitors to wear a mask. We appreciate your co-operation. 

Visitors will be permitted if they: 

·        have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 7 days. 

·        have not tested positive for another acute respiratory infection in the last 7 days. 

·        are not a high risk or household/close contact of someone who has had COVID-19 within the previous 7 days. 

·        do not have COVID-19 or other respiratory infection symptoms. 

·        have not arrived from overseas within the last 7 days. 

Patients who have travelled overseas within the last 7 days, should advise the hospital or their doctor before their scheduled appointment or surgery. 

Screening: Patients being admitted to The Sydney Private Hospital are not required to have a PCR COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to admission unless they are: 

·        Considered a close contact 

·        Have infectious COVID-19 symptoms 

·        Have returned from overseas in the last 7 days. 

 The PCR negative result will need to be presented on admission. If in any event you receive a positive result or have tested positive within the previous 7 weeks, kindly contact your surgeon as soon as possible.   

From The Management Team at The Sydney Private Hospital, Thanks for helping to keep everyone safe!