Information about COVID-19

St Vincent's is working closely with NSW Health to help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

Please see the below important information about visiting, entry requirements, getting tested and how to keep yourself safe. 

Visiting hours

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to St Vincent's. However, we still need to observe the restrictions and conditions, designed to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19.

For most wards, patients are now able to receive two nominated visitors per patient per day between the hours of 10am - 8pm, 7 days.

Wards with varying restrictions
Emergency Department: two nominated visitors per patient per day between the hours of 10am - 8pm, for up to two hours. 7 days.
Sacred Heart Rehabilitation: two nominated visitors per patient per day between the hours of 2pm - 8pm, Monday - Friday; and 10am - 8pm Saturday - Sunday.

All visitors must: 

  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Have had two doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine
  • Have formal evidence of their vaccination status when they enter the facility
  • Any visitor arriving from overseas within the previous 7 days (fully vaccinated or not) must apply for a visitor exemption
  • Wear a surgical mask correctly on entry and for the duration of their visit
  • Scan QR codes and complete appropriate entry forms

There are no visitors allowed in identified COVID-19 wards and units. 

Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Conditions of entry for patients and visitors

 As a condition of entry into any of our facilities, including St Vincent's Hospital; Sacred Heart Health Service; The O'Brien Centre; The Kinghorn Cancer Centre; and St Joseph's Hospital in Auburn, patients and visitors must adhere to the following:

  • Wear a surgical mask correctly on entry and for the duration of their visit
  • Scan QR codes and complete appropriate entry forms

And;

Booked admissions to hospital

  • Have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of admission.

Attending outpatient appointments

  • Have formal evidence of two doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attendance 
  • Please note patients attending cancer services require evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attendance regardless of their vaccination status

Emergency Department presentations and unplanned hospital admissions

Have a COVID-19 test on presentation

Visitors

  • Be at least 12 years of age 
  • Have formal evidence of two doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine or a medical exemption letter 
  • Not attend if you have been overseas in the last 7 days. If you have been overseas within 7-14 days from you must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Apply for a visitor exemption if attendance is required but you are unable to adhere to the requirements above

Thank you for your cooperation. The safety of our staff, patients and community is our highest priority.

Keeping you safe

Using virtual care (telehealth) where appropriate
We are reviewing all hospital appointments and, if it is appropriate, conducting them using virtual care (telehealth). We have done this to reduce the amount of movement in and around the hospital.

You will be advised if your appointment will be conducted using virtual care (telehealth). Please get in contact with your service provider if you have any concerns.

COVID-19 Testing Clinic Locations & Operational Hours

For a full list of testing clinics across NSW, please CLICK HERE.

St Vincent’s has two locations for  Coronavirus testing.

East Sydney Arts Centre: last day of operation is Wednesday 24th December.

34-40 Burton Street
Darlinghurst

This clinic is open from 8.00am – 4.30pm, seven days a week. Will be permanently closed from Christmas Day, 25th December.
This clinic is only able to test adults.

Bondi Beach Drive-Thru Clinic

Park Drive, Bondi Beach
Access via corner of Campbell parade and Beach road

Our Bondi Clinic is open 7.30am - 6pm, seven days a week (reduced hours over Christmas period) 

Bondi Beach Drive-Thru Clinic Christmas and New Year hours:

25th December - 28th December 8.30am - 3pm; and 1st January 8.30am - 3pm

Please note: This clinic only tests individuals aged five years and older. Children under five years of age can attend Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick for testing.

 

If your coronavirus test comes back positive, Public Health will contact you directly. If your coronavirus test comes back negative, you’ll be sent an SMS.

Test results can take up to 72 hours.

For information about what to expect if you're being tested for COVID-19, please click here.

 

St Vincent's Vaccination Hub

Make a Booking online via the Vaccines Eligibility Checker

Should you make a booking at St Vincent's Vaccination Hub, please don't come to the Main Hospital.

The St Vincent's Vaccination Hub is located at: 

Sacred Heart Health Service
170 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst.
By appointment only

Some metred street parking is available. The nearest parking station can  be found at St Vincent's Hospital , just a 2 minute walk. Parking rates can be found here.

 

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