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Visiting Family/Friends in Hospital?

Hospital Visiting Hours


To help us protect you, our patients and our staff we are trying to limit visitors to our hospitals. 

  • One visitor per patient at one time. 
  • Please avoid bringing children under 12 years of age to the hospital or multipurpose service. 
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided when you enter and when you leave.
  • Remember social distancing rules apply at all times. Stay 1.5 metres apart from anyone you encounter in the hospital
  • If you are unwell with fever or cough or flu symptoms or if you have travelled overseas in the last 14 days, do not visit a patient in our hospitals or multipurpose services.
  • Visiting hours have changed at our hospital and multipurpose sites. Please call the site for visiting hours. 

What do I need to know about visiting patients in hospital?

  • Visiting patients in hospital is beneficial to their wellbeing, so we encourage visitors but for the comfort of all patients, please limit your visits to visiting hours only.
  • If you are not able to come during visiting hours, please make arrangements with the ward’s Nurse Unit Manager to visit outside of visiting hours. The Nurse Unit Manager MUST be contacted prior to the visit.
  • In some parts of the hospital, such as the High Dependency Unit and emergency, only one person is allowed by the bedside at a time. 
  • Whilst visiting a patient, we ask that you please keep noise to a minimum so as not to disturb the wellbeing and recovery of other patients.
  • Please avoid bringing children under 12 years of age to the hospital.

After Hours access can be arranged if required.

If your visitors are unwell or have flu like symptoms, please ask that they not visit you while you are in hospital.

Hospital Etiquette    

Being aware and considerate really helps us to keep our hospitals and facilities safe. This includes understanding when you should and shouldn’t visit.

We ask that you always follow the basic rules of hand hygiene and if you’re not well, don’t visit until you are feeling better.

Often our natural defences are weakened when we are not well, or after an operation. It is important to take this into consideration if you are a patient of a facility, or visiting a patient of a facility.

You should always adhere to the directions of the facility and the health care workers.

It is important we all work together to protect loved ones, health care workers and everyone within our facilities.

Last updated: 31 March 2020