Information for visitors
John Flynn Private Hospital visitor restrictions are in accordance with the current Chief Health Officers Hospital Visitors Direction
Permitted visitors, as per restrictions below are allowed to visit within usual hospital visiting hours.
|Monday – Friday
||8am to 8pm
|Weekends and Public Holidays
||9am to 4pm
All visitors must complete electronic screening via the QR code scanning system on entry. If you do not have a smartphone to complete this scanning process, staff will be able to assist by asking them a series of questions.
PART 1 — REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL HOSPITALS
- This part applies to all hospitals in the State of Queensland.
- A person, other than a patient of the hospital, must not enter, or remain at, a hospital in the State of Queensland from the time of publication of this direction until the end of the declared public health emergency if:
- the person has been diagnosed with COVID-19, unless the person is no longer subject to a direction to self-isolate under section 362B or section 362H of the Public Health Act 2005; or
- during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, the person who is an international arrival arrived in Australia from a place outside Australia; or
- during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, or since the start date identified for the COVID-19 hotspot, whichever is shorter, the person has been in a place which at the time of entry is a COVID-19 hotspot; or
- during the 14 days immediately preceding the entry, the person had known contact with a person who is a confirmed case of COVID-19; or
- the person has a temperature equal to or higher than 37.5 degrees or symptoms consistent with COVID-19;
- the person has been tested for COVID-19 and has not yet received the results of that test.
- Despite paragraph 7(f), a person may enter a hospital if the person is awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test taken in accordance with a surveillance testing obligation under a Public Health Direction or Protocol approved by the Chief Health Officer.
Note: a person awaiting COVID-19 tests results as part of a surveillance testing obligation must still comply with the requirements in paragraphs 7(a) – (e). For example, a person awaiting results of a routine COVID-19 test required under a protocol must not enter, or remain on, the premises of a hospital if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
- The operator of a hospital in the State of Queensland must take all reasonable steps to ensure that a person does not enter or remain within a hospital if the person is prohibited from doing so under paragraph 7.
End of life visitors
- Despite paragraphs 7(b) and 7(c) a person may enter, or remain at, a hospital if:
- the person's presence at the hospital is for the purpose of an end of life visit for a patient of the hospital; and
- the person has been granted an exemption by the Chief Health Officer, Deputy Chief Health Officer or delegate for an end of life visit under a Public Health Direction.
- A person who enters a hospital under paragraph 10 must comply with all conditions imposed by the Chief Health Officer, Deputy Chief Health Officer or delegate under the exemption.
- If a person enters a facility under paragraph 10, the operator of the hospital must manage the person’s visit in accordance with the conditions imposed by the Chief Health Officer, Deputy Chief Health Officer or delegate under the exemption.
Example: An operator may need to ensure the patient being visited is in a single room, the visitor wears appropriate personal protective equipment, is escorted to and from the room, and avoids common areas and contact with other patients, visitors and staff.
PART 2 — DIRECTION – MANAGING VISITOR ACCESS TO NON-RESTRICTED HOSPITALS
- There is no limit under this Public Health Direction on the number of visitors at a non-restricted hospital