Visiting hours

Due to the COVID-19 situation visitors are now restricted

We are restricting all visitor access, except under special circumstances (to be approved by the Nurse Unit Manager or Director of Nursing).  Patients with special needs (including children) will be permitted a support person. All support persons must sign in and out of the Hospital each day. Please do not come to the Hospital if you have any acute respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough) or fever and/or have been to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days.  

 

Visitor guidelines - from Tuesday 1 December 2020

Patients can now have a maximum of 2 visitors at any one time. This means a patient can have more than 2 visitors a day, however only 2 at any one time.
 
General Visiting Hours: 10.30am - 8.00pm
Maternity Visiting:  3.00pm - 4.30pm & 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Patients may have up to two visitors + any of their children. Partners can visit at all hours.

Please note: visitors must leave the room during any clinical procedure/review by a nurse, doctor or allied health staff.

  • Face masks may be required depending on COVID risk status. Check with our staff.
  • No visitors who have been in any identified hotspots in the past 14 days
  • Social distancing guidelines still apply – no shaking hands, hugging or kissing, keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people.
  • Avoid visiting vulnerable people, such as those with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment.

Note: for infection control reasons, potted plants are not permitted in patient rooms.
Due to space limitations and infection control policies, we are unable to have flowers in the Intensive Care Unit.

Intensive Care   

We ask that immediate family only visit with a limit of two visitors at a time.

The use of invasive equipment can sometimes cause concern for visitors, as many patients are treated with mechanical devices and instruments. Although such treatments are routine for many conditions, family members may find the sight of their loved one overwhelming at first. Other concerns may include worries about pain control, sleep deprivation and adequate nutrition. Rest assured we are aware of these and other potential problems and have systems in place to minimise any unnecessary disruptions to patients.

For infection control reasons we ask you to wash your hands when you enter and leave the Intensive Care Unit.