Visiting Hospital

Visiting Hospital

What to know when visiting family or friends in hospital

Having friends and family around is key to the healing process. While each hospital has set visiting hours, you can request approval for visits outside of these hours by speaking to one of our staff. Family members may also stay with critically ill patients for extended periods. 

Visiting the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Visitors to the ICU are limited to immediate family only, and depending on the patient, generally only one or two visitors are allowed at any given time. When visiting the ICU, you’ll need to be accompanied by one of our staff. Before you enter, you’ll need to sterilise your hands with the hand sanitiser provided.

Please don’t bring flowers to the ICU. We don’t allow them due to space limitations and infection control policies.

Also, due to the nature of the ICU, our staff are allowed to ask visitors to leave at any given time, if required.

Staying with children

We allow one parent to stay overnight in with a child up to 15 years of age, if required.

Contact your hospital for more information about parents staying overnight with patients under 15 years of age.

Preventing infection

  • Please don’t visit the hospital if you are feeling unwell. If you’ve suffered from any form of gastro, you should not visit for 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.
  • Children who are unwell or just recovering from an illness shouldn’t be brought to the hospital.
  • You should use the hand sanitiser provided to clean your hands when entering and leaving the hospital wards.
  • You shouldn’t touch your relative/friend's wounds or devices such as drips.
  • If possible, avoid sitting on the bed or using the patient’s bathroom. Public bathrooms are available on each floor.
  • For infection control purposes, please don’t bring potted plants (including potted orchids) into the patient’s room.
  • Pets aren’t allowed into the hospital at any time.


Mobile phones and Smoking

When you visit, please don’t use your mobile phone near monitoring equipment as it may interfere with the system.

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals are smoke-free environments. Please don’t smoke anywhere on site, including the car parks and outdoor areas. Electronic cigarettes are also not permitted.

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 11:00am –1:00pm & 5:00pm –7:00pm for two hours only. 
However, individual departments may have additional restrictions to these hours, so please check with the receptionist in the area.

Please keep the number of visitors at any one time to a reasonable number, especially when patients are in shared accommodation.

Before 11 am patients are usually undergoing nursing care, treatment or tests. To visit outside these times, please make arrangements to see the nurse unit manager on the appropriate floor
For the consideration of all our patients, please don’t make phone calls to patients after 10:00pm.

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours: 10.30am - 8.00pm.

Maternity visiting hours
Maternity visiting hours: 3.00 - 5.00pm & 6.00-8.00pm.

The maternity rest period is from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. No visitors or calls are allowed during this time.

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 11:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 6:00pm daily.

To allow patients to get plenty of rest, we suggest the number of visitors be kept to a minimum, with closest family and friends. 

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 10.00am to 7.00pm daily.

Intensive care visiting hours are from 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 7.00pm daily. 

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Visting hours
General visiting hours are from 11:00am to 7:00pm seven days a week. 

When visiting, we ask that you be mindful of our patients who may require rest and quiet during your visit.

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 8:00am to 8:00pm daily.

However, individual departments have additional restrictions to these hours, so please check with the receptionist in the area.

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 2:00pm to 8:00pm daily.

Rest times vary from ward to ward, so please ask one of our staff about times. For our patients’ comfort, we dim the lights during rest times and we suggest you avoid visiting the hospital during these times.

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 2:00pm to 8:00pm daily.

Rest times vary from ward to ward, so please ask one of our staff about times. For our patients’ comfort, we dim the lights during rest times and we suggest you avoid visiting the hospital during these times.

To promote a speedy recovery and allow our patients to get plenty of rest, we suggest visits be kept to a minimum and be limited to closest family and friends. 

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 2:00pm to 8:00pm daily.

Rest times vary from ward to ward, so please ask one of our staff about times. For our patients’ comfort, we dim the lights during rest times and we suggest you avoid visiting the hospital during these times.

Maternity visiting hours
The maternity visiting hours are from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 8:00pm daily.

When visiting, please respect other patients by keeping noise to a minimum.
To promote a speedy recovery and allow our maternity patients to get plenty of rest, we suggest visits be kept to a minimum and be limited to closest family and friends. 

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Visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 2:00pm to 8:00pm daily.

Rest times vary from ward to ward, so please ask one of our staff about times. For our patients’ comfort, we dim the lights during rest times and we suggest you avoid visiting the hospital during these times.

To promote a speedy recovery and allow our maternity patients to get plenty of rest, we suggest visits be kept to a minimum and be limited to closest family and friends. 

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