Welcome to Northern Beaches Hospital

The Northern Beaches Hospital, located in Frenchs Forest, is a brand-new, purpose-built facility dedicated to the healthcare needs of the Northern Beaches community.

Our Hospital has 488 beds - 60% public and 40% private. All Medicare-eligible patients will be treated for free. However, if you have private health insurance and need to be admitted, you can choose to stay as a private patient.

Our catchment area is the same as the Northern Beaches Council Local Government Area. And, as the primary hospital for the Northern Beaches, we provide a wide range of services. These include most surgeries, emergency, intensive care, cardiac, birthing, paediatrics, mental health, renal and cancer care, and outpatients. There is also on-site imaging, pathology and pharmacy services to ensure a comprehensive and high standard of support.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR:

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET TESTED IN THE COVID CLINIC

Hours 
8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday
Location 
105 Frenchs Forest Road, Frenchs Forest (rear of the Emergency Department).

Drive directly to the clinic by following the signs, please do not use the main car park.  

For people walking or travelling by public transport, follow the red line outside the hospital, then ring the Emergency Department intercom and they will be escorted to the clinic 
for testing. 

Other clinic locations are available here
 

PATIENTS:

We are now temperature checking all staff and visitors ahead of elective surgery returning to the hospital next week.

These checks will help us ensure the safety of our staff and visitors during this time.

Entry is via the main entrance or emergency department and all other entry points are closed. There is also screening at the dock for deliveries.

The team conducting the checks will take temperatures and ask a few simple questions about wellbeing and possible contact with COVID-19.

Please be patient with our staff conducting the checks.

If you have a high temperature (37.5C or above) or have been unwell with a new cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should call the COVID-19 hotline or visit our COVID-19 clinic for assessment.  

 

VISITORS:
To ensure the safety of all patients and staff, we need to limit the number of visitors to our hospitals and services. Patients will be asked to nominate one visitor, preferably your next of kin, for the duration of your hospital stay. We understand this will difficult for families, but we need everyone to help to protect patients and staff.

Visitors must NOT have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, been to a COVID-19 hotspot or have fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath.

Visitors to Patient with COVID-19 (or awaiting results)
In order to provide strict infection control, no visitors will be allow to patients who have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or those awaiting test results for COVID-19. 

We understand there will need to be some exceptions to this, especially with children and also with extremely unwell patients, so we ask that you talk to your families and if you have any questions, please speak to your clinical care team.  

Visiting Hours
Visiting hours are in place to ensure that patients have a balanced amount of time with family and friends, as well as time to rest and recuperate. For special circumstances, including maternity and Intensive Care, please speak to the ward staff.
For the majority of other areas, visiting hours are 10.00am to 1.00pm, then again from 3.00pm till 8.00pm. Any visits outside of these hours must have approval from the relevant ward staff.
Children must be supervised at all times whilst visiting in the hospital and noise levels should be kept to a minimum. Visitors’ lounges are available in each ward.
 

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