Where possible, and when clinically safe to do so, the hospital may reschedule non-urgent appointments or offer telehealth appointments via phone or videoconference. If there are any changes to your child’s appointment, we will contact you directly.
If the hospital confirms that your child should enter Queensland for essential health care, and you have been in an area that is considered to be a COVID-19 hotspot, you will need a Queensland Border Declaration Pass and a copy of your appointment letter. In these cases, only one parent or carer is permitted to come to the hospital with their child.
Strict quarantine measures will apply while you are in Queensland, including special rules that you will need to follow while you are at the hospital.
On arrival to QCH, please let the screening staff know that you have been in a COVID-19 hotspot. You and your child (if able) will be given a mask and you will be escorted to a ward or treatment room where you will be quarantined. You and your child must stay within this room and you will not be able to visit anywhere else in the hospital. Hospital staff will work with you to ensure you can still access necessities during your stay (food, beverages, laundry etc.).
If you need to stay in Queensland to attend appointments as an outpatient over a number of days, you will be required to quarantine in government-arranged accommodation at your own expense for the duration of your stay. You will be able to travel between the hospital and your accommodation for your child’s treatment.