The Queensland Government has declared Greater Melbourne an Interstate Area of Concern from 11 May. Effective immediately we are banned from allowing anyone into our hospital if they have been in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days, or since 11 May 2021, whichever period is shorter.
Anyone affected by these restrictions will, however, be permitted if they obtain a negative COVID-19 test result in Queensland.
The Local Government Areas included in the Greater Melbourne region are listed on the Victorian Government website: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time
- Visiting hours 10:00 to 12:30hrs and 15:00 to 20:00hrs, with the exception of Day Surgery and Damascus.
- Intensive Care Unit – Rest period between 12:00-15:00hrs with two (2) visitors permitted.
- Visitors must not have travelled overseas in the last 14 days, or be unwell and must complete Healthscope’s COVID-19 QR screening using QR codes displayed at all Hospital entry points.
We ask that visitors maintain social distancing, keeping 1.5m apart.
As part of the hospital COVID-Safe Plan, it is a requirement that all visitors and patients check in on arrival. This has been introduced as a COVID-19 Contact Tracing platform to streamline the screening process for ALL people entering our hospital. When you next attend our hospital you will be prompted to complete the online screening process via your mobile device prior to entry.
COVID Screening – Patients, Visitors and Contractors
In addition to completing the COVID-Safe Check-In, all patients, visitors and contractors will be required to meet our screening requirements prior to entry:
- Patients will continue to complete a comprehensive screening questionnaire on admission.
- Visitors and contractors will be asked a series of screening questions on arrival.
There is a variety of accommodation located close to the hospital in the Brisbane CBD.
Undercover paid parking for patients and visitors is available in the Brisbane Private Specialist Centre car park off Birley Street. A number of two hour street parking bays are also available surrounding the hospital.
If parking is unavailable at our onsite car park please note the following car parks and public transport options are available in the area:
- Wilsons car park can be accessed via Bartley St off Wickham Terrace.
- Wickham Terrace car park is located on the corner of Upper Edward St & Wickham Tce and can be accessed from Turbot St and Creek St.
The free Spring Hill Loop bus services provide high frequency public transport access between the Brisbane CBD and Spring Hill areas.
The Spring Hill Loop operates on a continuous loop between the CBD and Spring Hill precincts from the yellow signposted bus stops, using distinctive yellow buses. Popular stops along the route include Post Office Square, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane Private Hospital and Central Station.
More detailed timetable information can be found on the Brisbane City Council website
There is a taxi rank directly in front of the hospital on Wickham Terrace. Black and White & Yellow Cabs both provide free direct connection telephones located near the lifts in the hospital foyer.
Yellow Cab Co Phone:
13 19 24 or www.yellowcab.com.au
Black & White Cabs Phone: 13 10 08 or www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au
Central and Roma Street train stations are within a short walk of the hospital. For timetable information go to www.qr.com.au
Hudsons Coffee Shop is located on the ground floor of the hospital - Level A.
Monday to Thursday: 6.30am - 6.30pm
Friday: 6.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 7.30am – 1.30pm
Alternatively there are also numerous cafes located in a short stroll from the hospital along Wickham Terrace whilst in house vending machines are available on the ground floor of the Brisbane Private Specialist Centre.
Smoking is banned at all Queensland public and private hospitals and health facilities, and for five metres beyond their boundaries.
The legislation, which was introduced on January 1, 2015, is the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 to Part 8 of the Amendment of Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998.
These no smoking laws apply at all times, and to all staff and patient residential areas on healthcare facility land, and include the use of all smoking products, including regular cigarettes and devices commonly known as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The laws cover:
- Land on which any Queensland Health Hospital and Health Service provides health services, including hospitals, community health centres, health clinics, rehabilitation centres and residential aged care facilities
- Land on which a private health facility (private hospitals and day hospitals) provides services.
The laws are enforced by Queensland Health environmental health officers and public facility authorised officers.
Patients, staff or visitors smoking in smoke-free areas may be given a warning to stop smoking, or be asked to move beyond the five metre smoke-free buffer if they wish to continue smoking.
On-the-spot fines apply for breaches of the tobacco laws.
Find out more
Call 13 QGOV (13 7468)