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Alert level 1

While the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is low we continue to ask every person coming to St George’s Hospital to adhere to the following:

Please do not visit if:

  • you are feeling unwell, or
  • have been overseas recently, or
  • had any potential recent exposure to COVID-19

If you are scheduled to come to St George’s Hospital for a procedure, please contact St George’s Hospital immediately on 03 375 6000.

There are no visiting restrictions or physical distancing requirements at Alert Level 1. However, you can still play it safe by continuing to keep a distance from people you don’t know, practicing good hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette.

Hand sanitiser is available throughout the Hospital for your use.



For your safety and wellbeing St George's Hospital is a smokefree environment

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Surgical wards

You are welcome to have a support person of your choice present as required.

Parents are encouraged to stay with their child and a parent is welcome to stay overnight - please talk with the nurses so that we can accommodate you.

Visiting hours are flexible but we recommend short visits only to enable you to rest and recover.

We may ask visitors to leave your room whilst care or procedures are undertaken but will discuss this with you first.

Most wards encourage a patient rest period between 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm to help your recovery and well being.



  • Partners, baby's siblings and grandparents are allowed flexible visiting times
  • Family/Whanau and friends are welcome between 3.00 pm - 7.30 pm each day

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