COVID-19 Update for Westmead Women’s & Newborn Health Patients

Women's Health Clinic Appointments - Westmead Women’s & Newborn Health will be providing important information about your care and COVID-19 on this page. Please check back regularly for updates. 

All NSW Health facilities are now in Amber Alert Status (high transmission risk of COVID-19).

COVID-19 visitor policy

Updated October 2022

NSW Health continues to focus on providing a safe health service for patients, their families and carers, and staff, while providing kind and compassionate care.

Visitors to NSW Health hospitals, community health centres, and outreach clinics are welcome and are required to wear a mask before entering and while inside a healthcare facility. Children aged 12 and under are not required to wear masks.

Masks and hand sanitiser will be freely available at all healthcare settings.

If the person you are wishing to visit is currently COVID-19 positive, your request will need to be clinically assessed and some restrictions may apply.

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever, sore throat or runny nose please stay at home and don’t visit a healthcare setting for at least seven days, and then ensure you have a negative RAT before visiting.

As an added precaution to protect patients and staff from infection, if you think you may be a high risk for having acquired COVID-19, please avoid visiting friends and family in hospital for 7 days after your exposure risk.

Some hospitals may implement short-term restrictions in response to a local COVID-19 outbreak to minimise the risk of transmission and ensure the safety of patients and staff.

Additional recommendation for high risk settings

Visitors entering wards with vulnerable patients in the Western Sydney Local Health District will be asked to complete screening on their mobile devices prior to accessing the wards. This is to provide an extra layer of protection for those most at risk from COVID-19 or other respiratory illness. QR codes will be placed at the entrances to these areas with instructions. For those without mobile devices please speak to a staff member before entering the area.

Visiting Hours to Facilities

Our general visiting hours from 8 am to 8 pm with no more than 4 visitors to one patient at one time. Visiting hours and the number of visitors may vary for some wards and services.

 WESTMEAD
  Visiting Hours No, of visitors allowed per patient 
General 8 am – 8 pm
4
ICU 10 am - 12 pm & 5 pm - 8 pm 2
NICU*

10 am - 12 pm & 5 pm - 8 pm

Anytime

2
(with one being an immediate family member, must be a parent)
Parents

Women’s Health Clinic Visits
Please note that fully vaccinated partners may enter the clinics at the time of client visit appointment time only.

Until this time all partners must wait outside in the clinic waiting area until the time of their partner actual visit time.

 

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