Important information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
31 December 2020
We were advised by the NSW Public Health Unit on 29 December that a person who visited the obstetrics unit at Kareena Private Hospital tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing was immediately commenced in collaboration with the Public Health Unit. All close and casual contacts have been identified and directed to self-isolate and undergo COVID-19 testing.
All test results of close and casual contacts received to date have been negative. All close contacts will remain in self-isolation for 14 days. As a precaution, deep cleaning was also undertaken in several areas of the hospital.
We have a comprehensive range of robust safety measures in place to reduce the risk of transmission, and to ensure anybody who enters the hospital can be easily identified and contacted if required. All visitors must wear masks while attending the hospital and undergo screening and temperature checking before they are allowed to enter. Visitors who have attended an identified hotspot, or who are unwell with any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, will be restricted from visiting the hospital. Patients are permitted to have the same one visitor for the duration of their stay, which further minimises the number of visitors to the hospital.
The safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, employees and doctors is our highest priority and we will continue to monitor and proactively respond to the latest updates from NSW Health.
If you are a patient with any queries, please contact the hospital or your treating doctor to discuss your specific circumstances.