Yes, it is safe to attend the Queensland Children’s Hospital whether it’s through the Emergency department or for an appointment or planned admission.
However please note, visitor number restrictions have been introduced to protect our patients and staff. Currently, we ask that visitors (including parents and carers) are limited to two per inpatient within a 24-hour period.
For outpatient appointments, we ask that one parent/carer accompanies the patient. If possible, accompanying patient siblings should also be limited.
We acknowledge that there may be situations that will need special consideration and ask that you speak with the nurse unit manager in your ward/area about this.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that people do not visit the hospital if they:
- have acute flu like or respiratory-illness symptoms;
- have travelled from an overseas country within the past 14 days;
- have had contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID19 until 14 days after the exposure risk; and
- are in quarantine or self-isolation until 14 days after the exposure risk.
When visiting the hospital, please wash your hands regularly and use the hand sanitiser (red and white bottles) located at the hospital entrances, on most counters, ward entries as well as outpatients and emergency department; practice good respiratory hygiene practices; and observe social distancing guidelines.
If your child has a planned appointment or admission, and is feeling unwell please contact us before arriving at the hospital.