Transit Lounge

Royal Hobart Hospital

Transit Lounge

The Transit Lounge is a clinical unit within the Royal Hobart Hospital to assist the hospital by providing a:

  • more effective patient flow
  • more efficient discharge procedures
  • earlier discharge times from the Units
  • creating capacity in the Emergency Department

It is located on the Ground Floor K Block, Campbell Street.

Who can use the Transit Lounge?

The Transit Lounge is a comfortable waiting area to assist patients and their carers coming to and leaving the hospital. The Lounge can accommodate a variety of patients:

  • Inpatients can wait prior to discharge from the hospital
  • Patients from the Emergency Department, Outpatient Clinics or Direct Admissions who have been or will be admitted can wait for a ward bed to become available.

We can accommodate wheelchairs, trolleys and patients requiring a bed, and we also have comfortable recliner chairs for people who are with us for long periods. Meals can be provided, and tea/coffee facilities are available. We can store your personal belongings e.g. a suitcase, in our luggage room.

Family / Carers are welcome but should not use designated patient seating, and numbers may be limited during busy periods.

Patients being discharged from RHH commonly come to the Transit Lounge to wait for:

  • Discharge medications to be dispensed.
  • Family or other transport means to arrive
  • Last doses of medications to be given


Your assigned pharmacist will dispense any medication you may need when you go home and discuss the reasons for your medications and possible side effects to be aware of.

We have rooms which can be used for these conversations to maintain your privacy.

During busier periods it may take some time to receive your discharge medications.

How to access

The Transit Lounge can be accessed via the stairs or lift at the K block entrance on Campbell Street, via the K block entrance near the Liverpool Street main entrance, via the A block entrance near the A block ground floor lifts, and via the internal K block lifts.


Pickup Parking Bays

Family or carers picking up patients from the Transit Lounge can use the 15-minute parking bays outside K Block in Campbell Street.

Three disabled parking bays are available in Campbell Street close to the lift, which have a 30-minute duration, and there is a dedicated Ambulance Bay located within K Block.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 8am – 4pm

The Transit Lounge is fully equipped and is staffed by a dedicated team of skilled nurses and support staff.

Contact us

Transit Lounge
Ground Floor
K Block
Campbell Street
Hobart  Tas  7000

Telephone: 03 6166 6880