All visitors are asked to observe visiting hours and respect the privacy of our patients.
Hospital visiting hours are to be strictly adhered to and it is imperative that the following is observed.
Belmont Private Hospital visiting hours are:
Monday to Friday: 12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9am to 12pm and 4pm to 7pm
Our hospital allows 2 visitors per patient during hospital visiting hours, in accordance with the latest Queensland Health directives on COVID-19.
Children under the age of 16 are allowed to visit (on top of the two (2) visitors allowed per patient)
If you have any questions regarding current visiting hours, we recommend you contact our hospital directly to confirm visitation rules and visiting hours before leaving home.
The following applies for visitors, including volunteers and contractors, to all Aurora Healthcare hospitals in Queensland.
The Queensland Government mandates that facemasks must be worn in all Queensland hospitals. This applies to all persons aged 12 and over entering our hospital.
Check In apps
Visitors must scan and register with the hospital’s QR code as well as the Check In QLD app QR code displayed at the hospital’s entrance/s before entry; or provide their contact details to the hospital representative for registration assistance.
Proof of vaccination
Visitors aged 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with two doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine), and need to show one of the following before entry as evidence of vaccination as identified by the Queensland Government:
COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate via the Check In QLD app, Medicare app or My Health Record; or
Printed copy of COVID-19 vaccination certificate; or
International COVID-19 vaccination certificate
Unvaccinated visitors who present with a negative PCR test result will not be permitted entry to the hospital as this does not meet Queensland Government requirements.
16 years and over
Visitors aged 16 years and over who have not had the prescribed, mandatory COVID-19 vaccines are not permitted to enter the hospital. Some exceptions for medical treatment may apply and must be approved by the hospital prior to visiting
Under 16 years
Visiting restrictions do not apply to children under 16 years of age. In accordance with hospital policy, children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. In accordance with Queensland Government requirements this accompanying adult must be fully vaccinated.
With a medical exemption
Evidence of a valid medical exemption must be provided if requested by the hospital. Acceptable forms as identified the Queensland Government are a medical exemption recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register and displayed in the person’s Immunisation History Statement along with a medical certificate issued by their medical practitioner.
Visitors with a medical exemption will be requested to wear a single use surgical face mask, covering the nose and mouth at all times.
Visitors to child and adolescent services
Where a child under the age of 16 is admitted to the hospital, the following conditions apply to visitors:
An unvaccinated parent, carer or guardian can enter the hospital providing they wear a single use surgical face mask, covering the nose and mouth at all times.
Movement must be limited within the hospital to areas where they can safely, physically distance from others.
An unvaccinated parent, carer or guardian may participate in family therapy sessions or meetings, as therapy sessions are treatment and therefore excluded from visitor restrictions.
A COVID-19 test will be required within 24 hours of entering the hospital and subsequent testing each time the unvaccinated parent, carer or guardian swaps with a vaccinated parent, carer or guardian
Failure to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption
In accordance with Queensland Government directives, visitors who refuse or are unable to provide an acceptable form of evidence will not be permitted entry to the hospital. Visitors who refuse to leave the premises or forcibly enter the premises may be referred to Queensland Police Services for intervention.
In addition, visitors not permitted to enter the hospital is anyone who:
has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
is in home quarantine, unless granted an exemption
has returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries), unless granted an exemption
has had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
has visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)
has been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless they have received a negative COVID-19 test since entering Queensland
has been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
has COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue
Visitors must report to the staff station on arrival to our Special Care Unit.
If you are visiting a patient in twin share accommodation, visits are to be conducted in common areas. In consideration of all patients and visitors, please be mindful of noise levels when using our common areas.
In accordance with Queensland legislation, smoking is prohibited on Belmont Private Hospital grounds, and a five metre buffer beyond our boundary. This applies to all patients, visitors and staff at all times and includes all smoking products including regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Please observe no smoking signage around our hospital grounds, as Queensland Health can issue on the spot fines to people in breach of this legislation.
All patients admitted to hospital agree to attend our group programs, therefore visits during program times are not allowed. As this is a contractual agreement, non-attendance is permitted only under exceptional circumstances, and with authorisation from the patient's treating Psychiatrist.
Children are welcome at Belmont Private Hospital but must be supervised by an adult at all times.
For patients admitted to our Special Care Unit, please liaise directly with the unit if you plan to visit with children.