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 – Monday 21 February 2022.

In line with NSW Health recommendations, Waratah Private will allow up to two designated visitors per patient effective from today.

Visitors will be permitted to visit if they comply to NSW Health recommendations as outlined:

  • Have had two doses of a recognised vaccine (unless they have a medical exemption)
  • Have not tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 7 days
  • Are not a high-risk contact of someone who has COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
  • Do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have not returned from overseas in the past 7 days
  • Wear a surgical mask correctly on entry and for the duration of the visit.

Patients being admitted for surgery cannot have a visitor wait with them as we are unable to meet the social distancing requirements.

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