As always, the health and safety of our Grace patients and families, staff, health practitioners and specialists is our top priority.
To this end and to comply with the Queensland Public Health Directive, there have been a few changes to minimise any potential exposure to COVID-19 for our Grace community. Gold Coast Private Hospital (GCPH) has also introduced new testing and visitor arrangements to help keep us all safe. These changes are outlined below.
Patients attending appointments at Grace Private
Maternity ward admissions for obstetric patients
Gold Coast Private Hospital (GCPH) has advised that all vaccinated and unvaccinated obstetric patients and their partners are required to do a Rapid Antigen Test on admission to the maternity ward. GCPH can provide you with a RAT for $15 each or you can bring your own, to be conducted at the time of admission (not prior).
At this stage, all elective surgery for Grace patients is continuing as planned. GCPH has advised that a Rapid Antigen Test is required on admission for patients who are unvaccinated or showing symptoms. GCPH can provide you with a Rapid Antigen Test for $15 each or you can bring your own, to be conducted at the time of admission (not prior). Vaccinated patients (excluding obstetric patients) do not require a RAT test for admission for elective surgeries.
Visitors to Gold Coast Private Hospital
GCPH has advised that no visitors are permitted into the hospital, irrespective of their vaccination status, unless under exceptional circumstances:
See the Gold Coast Private Hospital visitor page for more details.
With rising cases of COVID-19 in our community, leading medical bodies now recommend Australian women who are pregnant or considering having a child receive the Pfizer mRNA vaccine (Comirnaty). At Grace, we understand pregnancy can be an anxious time so we’ve pulled together a brief summary of some of the latest advice and information from the peak medical bodies to help inform your decision about the COVID-19 vaccination. Download our COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy – Grace summary (2) and the supporting Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy fact sheet for the latest advice and information.