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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are experiencing an increased number of people presenting to our Emergency Departments for treatment of COVID-19. A number of our staff are also impacted by COVID-19, and as a result we are experiencing longer-than-usual emergency department waiting times. Metro South Health will continue to treat the most urgent cases first (Category 1). Please do not attend the emergency department unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we prioritise our most urgent cases.

Fully vaccinated visitors may attend our facilities. Please refer to the visitor restrictions for more information. 
Find out where to get tested at one of our fever clinic locations, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.

Visitor restrictions at our facilities due to COVID-19

Refer to the visitor restrictions for current information and mask requirements. If you have any symptoms or are concerned about your exposure to COVID-19, you can visit one of the fever clinic locations.


Find more information about visiting one of our facilities or services across the Metro South Health area.

Referrals and booking

As a public health provider, most of services are offered free of charge to people with a Medicare card. However, you will often need a written referral from your general practitioner (GP) before we can book you in.

Doctor and patient

Coming to hospital

Whether you're visiting us for a day appointment or you're staying overnight, you'll need to know what to expect, what to bring and where you can get further information.

Nurse and patient

Your time in hospital

Nurse and patient

Leaving hospital

Our staff will work with you to plan your return home after your stay in hospital. This will help to ensure that you have everything you need for a full recovery when you leave us.

Doctor and patient

Your rights and responsibilities

As our patient, you not only have the right to safe and high quality health care, but also to be treated as an individual with dignity and respect, and be included in all decisions and choices about your care.

Last updated 30 November 2021
Last reviewed 30 November 2021