Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions
Visitors should not enter the hospital if they have:
- a current diagnosis of COVID-19
- a fever or a cold or a flu-like illness, including symptoms such as sore throat, cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing
- been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus and are therefore required to self-isolate for 14 days.
- been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results.
In the interests of protecting the safety of patients within our facilities, St John of God Health Care hospitals in Western Australia will only permit overseas visitors or visitors who have travelled from States or Territories not considered ‘very low risk’, to enter a West Australian St John of God Hospital if they can demonstrate that they:
- have quarantined in WA for a period of 14 days, and
- have had a negative COVID-19 test result within the last three days of that quarantine period.
Visitors who are quarantining should not be residing with family members who are visiting the hospital. If you need to get a COVID-19 test, here is a list of locations.
Please find the latest information regarding COVID-19 and controlled interstate border arrangements on the WA Government website.
In the absence of visiting in person, we will work closely with patients and loved ones to facilitate interaction via video communications mediums (Skype, Facetime etc.)
We ask that our patients have a maximum of two visitors at any one time during visiting hours, in line with State Government guidelines.
All visitors to the hospital are required to sign in via the Safe WA App and QR code to collect contact details, in accordance with current Public Health Orders, to assist in contact tracing.
Instructions will be displayed at the entrance to guide visitors to access registration using your smartphone camera. If you do not have a smartphone you can provide your details at the major entrances to the hospital on a paper register.
All information collected is stored securely by St John of God Health Care and the Government of WA, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act that operates in Australia. The information is temporarily held for a period of 28 days and then automatically deleted if not required for contact tracing purposes.
Thank you for your compliance with this process and assisting us to keep those within our facility safe.
Please read our latest advice about what to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit someone in hospital.
If you are seeking assistance, or testing for coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit your nearest COVID-19 clinic; or contact your GP.
You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
We encourage a family member, friend or carer to escort you to our facility.
On arrival, we will give you an approximate discharge time whenever possible. We will keep your family member, friend or carer updated on your progress including when you are ready to go home.
They may choose to visit the cafe in St John of God Subiaco Hospital or one of the many cafes and shops within easy walking distance of St John of God Wembley Day Surgery.
If they wish to wait while you undergo your procedure, they should speak to a nursing caregiver who can make the necessary arrangements.
St John of God Wembley Day Surgery is located opposite St John of God Subiaco Hospital, at level 1/190 Cambridge Street, Wembley.
There are many transport options for patients and visitors.
St John of God Wembley Day Surgery is a smoke free facility. Smoking is not permitted in the building or surrounding outdoor areas.