Visitors information

At Newcastle Private Hospital we understand the important support that family and friends provide to patients during a period of hospitalisation.

We aim to provide services which ensure that everyone who visits our hospital feels welcome and has access to facilities which make their visit pleasant and comfortable.

Any of the hospital staff will be happy to assist you with any further information that you may require on the local services available.

There is also a Patient Information Directory in each patient’s bedside table.

There are a variety of accommodation options available in close proximity to the Hospital and our reception staff will be happy to assist you in any way possible.

There are three recommendations based on proximity to the hospital and other services:

Best Western Blackbutt Inn

80 Orchardtown Road

New Lambton

Ph: 02 4957 3453

Travelodge Newcastle

12 Steel Street

Newcastle

Ph: 02 4926 3777


Executive Inn at West Leagues Club

10 Rugby Road

New Lambton

Ph: 02 4935 1100

For your convenience there is a Hudson's coffee located in the Kingston Building. You will also have access to a retail pharmacy.

Car parking

There are a variety of parking options available for visitors to Newcastle Private Hospital.

There is limited undercover parking in the Kingston Building, dedicated oncology parking, drop off parking, 10 minute parking as well as outdoor parking at the back of Croudace Building.


Airport

The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport at Williamtown.

Our patients, staff and doctors remain our priority. To minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19, visitor access will be restricted and screening will occur for all visitors.

  • Patients are to nominate 1 visitor. Visiting hours will be 1 hour per day (as identified in the table below). Nominated visitor name will be entered on our patient information system.
  • Only one visitor at a time is allowed
  • No children under 16 years old may visit
  • Patient suspected of COVID-19 and awaiting swab results will not be allowed visitors.

As of the 24th of July, all visitors will be required to wear a face mask (own mask preferable).

Our visitor hours are:

Allowances can be made in extraordinary circumstances for visits outside of the below times. These will require the approval of the Nurse Unit Manager.

Mask requirements:

In line with NSW Health guidelines, please note all patients will be required to wear a mask when presenting to the hospital and when outside of their rooms. Visitors must wear a mask before entering the hospital. Please bring a mask from home where possible.

Maternity Ward / Birthing Suite

For the protection of our women, babies and staff, restrictions have been placed on support persons and visitors.

Obstetric Unit – visitors limited to partner plus one support person with no restrictions regarding time or duration in the Birthing Suite. In the Postnatal Ward the mother may have their partner with no restrictions on time, and one visitor for a maximum of one hour, once a day. In a shared room there can only be one person with the mother at a time.

Siblings of the newborn are permitted to visit for a maximum of 30 minutes, one visit per day during visiting hours at 4pm-5pm in the Postnatal Ward. All siblings can visit together, remain in the room, comply with screening guidelines and children over 12 years to wear face masks.

Visitors within our Special Care Nursery are restricted to parents of the baby only. For exceptional circumstances, families are encouraged to discuss their individual needs with staff.

We know these restrictions can be challenging so we ask for your understanding during this time.

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