Welcome to Northern Beaches Hospital

Welcome to Northern Beaches Hospital. We’re a state-of-the-art facility and 24/7 Emergency Department dedicated to the care of the people and families of the Northern Beaches community.

Here, the focus is you. Your expert team of surgeons, specialist doctors, dedicated nurses and other professionals will ensure that your holistic healthcare experience is the best it can be. 

Your local, world-class hospital has both private and public beds. If you have private health insurance, you can choose to stay as a private patient. 

As the leading hospital in the region, we perform a range of surgeries, and provide intensive care, cardiac, neurosurgery, birthing, paediatrics, orthopaedics, mental health, renal and cancer care, and outpatient support. 

Coming to hospital may be unsettling for some. Be reassured that you’re in the very best hands.
 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR NBH VISITORS

Last updated 22 October, 2021

We are pleased to advise that from Monday 25 October we will be welcoming back visitors to our hospital. As patient, staff and VMO safety remains our highest priority, these visitors at this time will be limited to one visitor per patient per day and must:

  • be 12 years of age or older;
  • be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (has had two doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine);
  • show evidence of their vaccination status to staff before entry;
  • wear a surgical mask upon entry and for the entire time of their visit;
  • scan and register with the Service NSW QR code on display before entry; and
  • check in at the Nurses Station at the ward they are visiting.

Please note visiting hours will also be limited. Contact the hospital prior to arriving to confirm visiting hours.

Visitors who have a valid medical exemption or are not fully vaccinated must contact the hospital for approval prior to visiting.

Where patients are at higher risk or are receiving higher levels of care, there may be additional restrictions and precautions:

  • Expectant mothers can have one fully vaccinated support person who has returned a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arriving at the hospital.
  • End-of-life visitors will be limited to the extent necessary to minimise risk and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Patients attending consulting suites and third party providers (i.e. imaging) who have a valid medical exemption or are not fully vaccinated must contact their service providers for approval prior to visiting.

We will be refusing entry to any visitors who:

  • have been to areas with recent local transmission of COVID-19 in NSW and any interstate affected areas in the last 14 days;
  • have any clinical symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever or history of fever (night sweats, chills), loss of taste or smell, fatigue, headache, runny nose, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite)
  • are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19;
  • currently in quarantine or home isolation; 
  • live in a household with a person who is currently in quarantine or isolation; or
  • are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience at this time. Please call the hospital ahead of your visit if you have any further questions.

COVID-19 TEST FOR PATIENTS

To help keep patients and staff safe, Northern Beaches Hospital also requires patients to have a COVID-19 test prior to your appointment. Northern Beaches COVID clinic is open 7 days 8am-5pm or to find other locations

WHO DOES THIS APPLY TO?

  • INPATIENTS – All inpatients of the hospital arriving for surgery, procedure or overnight stay at the hospital. Please test 3 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT
  • MATERNITY PATIENTS & SUPPORT PARTNERS - maternity patients and their support partners will need to surveillance test once a week from 36 weeks gestation or 72 hours before any antenatal visit. You will still need to fill out the online form or complete a paper form when you arrive and show this to staff at the front entrance.
  • RENAL DIALYSIS AND DAY MEDICAL PATIENTS - renal dialysis and patients attending the Day Medical Centre for oncology or infusions treatments will need to test weekly. You will still need to fill out the online form or complete a paper form when you arrive and show this to staff at the front entrance.

There is no need to isolate between having your test and your appointment.

These rules apply regardless of vaccination status.

Note: People who require urgent or emergency care will always be treated. The extra measures are about limiting the risk to our patients and staff.

Should you have any questions please email nbhcomms@healthscope.com.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We thank you all for your understanding and commitment to keeping us all as safe as possible.

The Northern Beaches Hospital Team

T: 9105 5000

E: nbhcomms@healthscope.com.au
 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS as at 26 June, 2021

  1. MASKS - Masks must be worn by all staff and visitors in public areas until further notice. 
  2. ELECTIVE SURGERY - Elective surgery is limited due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The team will be in contact if your procedure needs to be rescheduled. 
  3. TESTING - A reminder that our COVID-testing clinic is open 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm. You do not need a doctor's referral and testing is completely free

 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

NBH now has a limited number of Pfizer vaccinations available to the public for people over 12 and under 59 years of age. 

Please phone 9105 5875 to book for Astra Zeneca vaccinations.

 

COVID-19 TESTING

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. 

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