Waratah Private Hospital is taking measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreading in accordance with NSW Health Department Orders.

Visiting Restriction Update – Wednesday 29 December 2022

The safety of all people in our care are our highest priority. With the increase of COVID-19 in our community we are not allowing any visitors into our hospital ward to see patients from Wednesday 29 December.

We continue to welcome our patients for their care, outpatients to their specialist appointments, and rehabilitation and mental health patients to their day programs and appointments.

Please follow the following COVID-19 procedures:

Surgical Patients – Overnight and Day
  • Patients must present negative COVID-19 swab result performed in the last 48-72 hours.
  • Test results to be sent to: covidresults@waratahprivate.com.au
    Subject line to be: NAME / DOB / ADMISSION TYPE
    Example John Smith / 01.01.1900 / Surgery
  • Patients/referring facility must present negative COVID-19 swab result performed in the
    last 48-72 hours.
  • Test results to be sent to: covidresults@waratahprivate.com.au
    Subject line to be: NAME / DOB / ADMISSION TYPE
    Example John Smith / 01.01.1900 / Rehab or Medical

On-site rapid antigen testing will be available on scheduled visits.

It is strongly recommended that patients must present negative COVID-19 swab result
performed in the last 48-72 hours and to provide this to the practice.

All contractors must show proof of vaccination.

Waratah Private Hospital is taking measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreading and as a result has introduced a screening process for patients coming to the hospital for day surgery, an inpatient admission or day rehabilitation.

All patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire and will have their temperature taken on admission. All patients coming in for surgery will be telephoned the day prior and had their individual circumstances discussed.

Please do not come to the Hospital if you:

  • Have been asked by NSW Health to self-isolate.
  • Have been in close contact with someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19; or
  • Are showing any cold or flu symptoms (for example a cough, fever, headache, runny nose or sore throat).

For the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) see the NSW Health website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx