COVID-19 Update

    SAWMH-RHC web banner

    Patient and visitor information 

    Updated: 30 May 2022

    Due to the increase of COVID-19 in the community, visitors are currently being MONITORED.

    You may not enter a hospital if you are:

    • positive for COVID during the previous 14 days
    • an international arrival within the last 7 days
    • experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID
    • a close contact of a positive COVID case and 7 days from the positive test has not passed
    • unless you are seeking medical care or have sought an exemption for exceptional circumstances.

    To enter a hospital, you must:

    • follow all reasonable directions provided including wearing a mask at all times within the facility
    • comply with visitor number restrictions
    • wear a mask at all times.

    Please note:

    • Patients staying overnight or longer (inpatients) may have 2 visitors at any one time between 10am – 8pm.
    • Children attending the hospital for a day procedure may have only 1 parent, carer or guardian accompany them.
    • Emergency Centre patients may have 1 person accompany them at any time (24/7).
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients may have visitors from 3pm – 8pm at the discretion of the patient’s treating team.
    • If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or have had Covid-19 recently, please contact your Specialist to see if your surgery needs to be postponed.

    RAT testing prior to your admission
    • All patients booked for elective/surgical procedures will be required to provide photo evidence of a negative COVID-19 RAT result, dated within the past 24 hours (a photo on your phone is sufficient). If your RAT result is positive you are advised to contact your admitting doctor to seek advice regarding admission.


    Please note: COVID-19 testing is not conducted at this site. For a COVID-19 test, please go to one of Queensland Health's approved testing locations.


    Visiting hours

    General hospital visiting hours: 2 visitors per inpatient at any one time between 10am – 8pm.
    Children attending the hospital for a day procedure may have 1 parent, carer or guardian accompany them.

    Emergency Centre: 1 support person per patient at any time (24/7).

    ICU: Visitor/s permitted from 3pm – 8pm at the discretion of the patient’s treating team.

    Thank you for your understanding. Our dedicated teams are doing their best to keep everyone safe and well.

    Further questions

    If you have questions about your individual circumstances please call St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Switch 07 3834 4444 and ask to speak to the manager of the ward where your loved one is a patient.