Visitors informationAt 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
Ph: 02 4957 3453
12 Steel Street
Ph: 02 4926 3777
Executive Inn at West Leagues Club
10 Rugby Road
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.
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.
The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport at Williamtown.
Patients may have 1 visitor at the bedside at a time, these visitors do not need to be nominated.
- Visitors will be checked off against the patient’s name at reception. Once checked off, there will no further visitors admitted for that patient. Two visitors may visit in shared rooms, social distancing must be adhered to and this may mean one visitor at a time per patient. This can be discussed with the NUM
- Patients suspected of COVID and awaiting swab results – NO VISITORS
- Day Procedure – No visitors (drop off and pick up only) – Any exceptions check with NUM Surgical Admissions Unit
Visiting times will be: Monday - Sunday
Siblings of newborn allowed and one other visitor
Birthing Suite: Two support people (inclusive of partner) during labour and birth
(in line with the general hospital Partners are welcome to stay in the postnatal unit for the duration of the admission Siblings of newborn are welcome.
Grandparents are welcome during these times, however a maximum of two grandparents at the one time.
An additional visitor, other than partner may visit when grandparents are not in attendance
Special Care Nursery
Level 2 Surgical Wards (North I South)
Level 1 Surgical Wards
Of course, in special circumstances, allowances can be made to visit outside of these hours however this will require the approval of the Nurse Unit Manager. Front Reception to notify NUM/Nurse in Charge or AHNM of any patient queries
New COVID screening protocol
Effective Thursday 18th March 2021, all staff, visitors and contractors to our site will be required to sign in using the Service NSW QR code on entry to our site, but will no longer be asked screening questions nor be required to undergo temperature checking on arrival.
To support this change additional QR code posters will be available throughout our facilities, in addition to signage at our entrances requesting people not enter if they are unwell or meet certain criteria.
Hand sanitiser will be freely available on entry and throughout our facilities and strict social distancing practices will continue to be enforced.
Please note this protocol will continue to be assessed and adjusted as required. Pre-admission screening protocols for patients will remain in place.