Visiting times

Changes to patient visiting hours

To continue to help keep our patients, staff, visitors and community safe we have changed our visiting hours and introduced some visiting restrictions. These changes will continue as part of our ongoing response to the COVID situation and the work we are doing to reduce the spread.

The new visiting hours are restricted to one hour in the morning (any time between 10am to 12pm) and one hour in the evening (any time between 5pm to 7pm). Only two adults may visit at a time, with a maximum of two visitors per patient, per day.

Changes to visitor and patient access

Royal Perth Hospital has introduced new measures to reduce unnecessary foot traffic through our hospital.

This involves reducing the number of entry and exit points and introducing welcome officers to make sure only staff, patients and visitors are entering Royal Perth Hospital.

When you arrive at the hospital you will be asked some simple screening questions; if you are a patient you may be asked to show a copy of your appointment letter, or if you are a visitor we may ask details about who you are visiting and if you have travelled overseas or interstate in the past 14 days.

This is to help stop the spread of COVID-19 to our staff and patients. View the updated site map (PDF 270KB) for patient and visitor access points.

No visitors are permitted for patients who have:

  • tested positive to COVID-19, or
  • are waiting to be tested, or
  • are awaiting results.

If you are visiting an adult inpatient:

  • one hour in the morning (any time between 10am to 12pm) and one hour in the evening (any time between 5pm to 7pm)
  • only two adults may visit at a time
  • maximum of two visitors per patient, per day
  • children under 16 are not permitted to visit.

If you are visiting an outpatient or emergency patient:

  • one adult only may accompany a patient to an Emergency Department or a hospital-based outpatient appointment (including day surgery).

Children aged 16 years and under are not permitted to visit patients at any time.

These visiting restrictions may be reconsidered under exceptional or compassionate circumstances – please discuss with the hospital treating team.

Please remember to keep a safe distance between yourself and others and practice safe physical distancing at all times.

Remember to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser regularly, especially before and after you enter hospitals, clinics, wards, patient rooms, and toilets.

Please note: Some areas such as the Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department and the State Major Trauma Unit have restricted visiting and extended rest periods. Please check with ward staff before you visit these areas.

Please be aware that nursing staff on individual wards may adjust the visiting hours to meet the medical requirements of the patient.

Flowers are able to be brought onto most wards, although there are some exceptions (for example the Respiratory Failure Ward). If you are not sure if bringing in flowers will be okay, please call 9224 2244 and let them know what ward your relative/friend is on.

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Phone: 9224 2244