Wollongong Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care


Statement from Wollongong Private Hospital

Jun 20, 2021

Statement from Wollongong Private Hospital

On Saturday June 19, we received notification that a doctor had been exposed within the last 24hrs to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in their private practice rooms. Subsequently the Public Health Unit has identified them as a close contact.

Unfortunately, this doctor was only made aware of exposure to a COVID positive case after they had visited the birthing suites of the Hospital earlier Saturday morning. This doctor has been tested, and returned a negative result. The doctor is continuing with their period of self-isolation for 14 days.

Two Wollongong Private Hospital midwives were also tested as close contacts of the doctor, and both have returned negative results.

One of the midwives is fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine and the second is working through the AstraZeneca timelines, awaiting their second dose, which is due this Thursday.

The doctor has also received both doses of the vaccine.

As a precaution, we have undertaken deep cleaning of the identified birth suites.

Other precautions currently in place include:

  1. All staff and doctors are to wear masks at all times whilst in the Hospital;
  2. All visitors must wear masks at all times whilst in the Hospital;
  3. Patients to wear masks when in public areas of the Hospital (outside patient rooms)


Wollongong Private Hospital will continue to work within the Ramsay Health Care guidelines and consistently with the NSW Health Clinical excellence guidelines and public health directions.

The safety of our staff, patients and visitors remains our priority.

As of tonight, Sunday June 20, there has been no confirmed cases of COVID 19 linked to the Hospital.