Visiting someone in hospital
- When you arrive, a staff member will let you know information about visitors while you are in hospital. This includes who can visit you and when they can visit.
- It is important that your visitors do not come to the hospital if they are feeling ill or have recently been exposed to contagious illnesses or infections.
- To help all patients rest and recover, please ask your visitors to be as quiet as possible.
Types of visitors
Next of kin and immediate family
- This means your spouse, de facto partner, children or closest blood relative such as grandparents, aunt and uncles or siblings.
- They have unrestricted visiting hours. This means they can visit you at any time.
- Try to not visit during the handover period from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.
- If you or the patient have an infectious disease, children cannot visit. Please check with hospital staff first.
Extended family members and friends
Other family members and friends can visit you at the following times:
- Monday – Friday: 12.00 noon to 9.00 pm
- Saturday – Sunday: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
- Try not to visit during the handover period from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.
Patients in police and/or correctional services custody
No visitors are permitted in any circumstance.
Special circumstances that may mean you cannot have visitors
If the hospital staff have an important reason for you to not have visitors, they will tell you and your visitors. These reasons may include:
- your medical or emotional needs
- hospital infection control policies including the need to maintain a sterile environment
- a request by you or your next of kin
- if there is not much space in your patient room
- safety of you, other patients, your family, other visitors or our staff
- other unique and special reasons.