Visiting times

Easing of visitor restrictions

The number of people permitted to visit will increase to two people at one time and children will also be able to visit patients in hospital.

Visiting hours for Royal Perth Hospital have also been extended from 10am to 7pm.

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:

  • visiting hours are any time between 10am and 7pm, there is no limit on time for visitors
  • maximum of two visitors for each patient at one time
  • children under 16 are permitted to visit.

If you are visiting an outpatient or emergency patient:

  • Two people may accompany a patient to the RPH Emergency Department
  • For a hospital-based outpatient appointment (including day surgery) your primary care-giver or one adult may accompany.

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

Please always remember to 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: 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.

Visiting with a compassionate or medical grounds exemption

WA’s current travel restrictions are designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-essential travel. This includes requiring approval to enter the State and a requirement to self-quarantine for 14 days – in case you are unknowingly carrying the COVID-19 virus.

If you are entering Western Australia under an exemption and have been granted permission on compassionate grounds to visit a patient in hospital within your quarantine period, you must phone the hospital on 9224 2244 to arrange this visit to ensure it is managed appropriately.

This process is necessary to ensure precautions are put in place to protect staff and patients while you attend the hospital.

More information

Contact Us

Phone: 9224 2244