Visiting times

Changes to patient visiting – COVID-19

To help keep our patients, staff, visitors and community safe we have changed our visiting hours and introduced some visiting restrictions.

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).

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 or child inpatient:

  • only two adults can visit at any one time, with a maximum of two visitors per patient, per day
  • visiting hours are restricted to one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening
  • if visiting a maternity patient, one adult birthing partner only is permitted to accompany a woman in labour and to the postnatal wards
  • children who are inpatients with confirmed COVID-19 are permitted a maximum of one adult visitor per day

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 social 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 contact the switchboard and let them know what ward your relative/friend is on.

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Phone: 9224 2244