Front Entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients and visitors

As announced by NHS Wales, St Joseph's Hospital joined the national response to Covid-19. We were proud to assist the NHS in this way - uniting across the healthcare sector has never been so important for patients.  

Alongside our continued support, we are again offering treatment for private patients. Scheduled appointments and surgery will continue during local lockdowns in Newport, Gwent.

Keeping St Joseph's Hospital safe

We understand that you may be worried about visiting us, but we want to reassure you that we've put safety measures in place to make our hospital COVID-19 secure.

To discover more about the protective measures we have put in place to keep you safe click here.

When it's clinically appropriate and safe to do so, you'll be able to book face to face consultations with our leading specialists, giving you fast access to expert healthcare advice during the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Caring for you

It's our duty of care to ensure that we take every precaution to keep our patients and employees safe during this time. The government have issued the following guidance which we’d ask you to follow.

To support screening for COVID-19, we are asking all patients, on entering our hospital to:

  • Attend for routine temperature monitoing which will be undertaken by a member of staff
  • Maintaining safe distances – please observe the safe distance instructions within the hospital. The current stipulated distance is 2m according to public health guidance.  

Please do not enter St Joseph’s Hospital if you:

  • Have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Are living with someone who is self-isolating.
  • Have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) such as a new continuous cough, high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher), or loss or change of your sense of smell or taste.

Admitted patients and outpatients will not be permitted visitors at any time. Free WiFi is available for patients to contact friends and family remotely.

If you need to contact the hospital, please call 01633 820 300 or

The guidance advises that you should stay at home (self-isolate), regardless of your travel history or contact with confirmed cases. This will help protect others while you are infectious.

Public Health Wales government guidance can be found here.

We are currently screening all patients and restricting visitor access to St Joseph’s Hospital.

We can all reduce the risk of both picking up and spreading infection and disease by maintaining good hand hygiene.

For patients and members of the public seeking information on coronavirus and COVID-19 you can find valuable advice and an informative overview of the situation at NHS page or GOV.UK

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Covid-19 is a public health issue and requires ongoing monitoring by Public Health England. We are not able to offer private testing for Covid-19 in the independent sector.

However, you will be tested for Covid-19 as part of your pre-operative assessment at St Joseph's. This is a quick and simple procedure and is part of the screening process required before surgery (whether or not you have any symptoms).

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