Frances Perry House Visiting Hours
Changes to our visitor policy
- Every person entering the Royal Women’s Hospital Building will be required to complete the health questionnaire and present to the screening desk
Labour and birth
- One (1) partner/primary support person during labour and birth – no time limit. No Children are permitted to visit
Inpatients - Special Care Nursery
- Two (2) parents/guardians no time limit. No children are permitted to visit
Inpatients – Level 7
- Partner/primary support person no the time limit. Encourage partner/primary support to stay for the duration of the admission. No Children are permitted to visit
Inpatients – Level 6
- Surgical patient –no visitors. Antenatal patients One (1) partner/support person no time limit
- Patients only.
- Support person can drop patient at Day Surgery but cannot wait in the hospital.
- Day Surgery staff to call support person when patient is ready to be collected from the hospital.
- Babies 12 months or younger with their mother are considered a dyad and can accompany their mother (patient or visitor) in our hospital buildings provided both pass screening.
- No Children are permitted to visit
Exemptions to visitor policy
- In some circumstances, patients can apply for an exemption to our visitor restrictions, please speak with our staff
- A single use surgical face mask (not cloth) must now be worn by all people, at all times and in all areas of our hospitals.
- Exemption applies in patient rooms when patient and partner are alone i.e. no mask is required.
- All clinical staff providing patient care must wear protective eyewear when caring for patients.
- External caterers, food and flower delivery people cannot enter the hospital; patients and staff can collect deliveries at the main entrance.
- Zouki food and flowers deliveries are allowed as they are in-house.
Maternity Visiting Hours are 2pm - 8pm
Maternity Rest period - Daily - 12.30pm – 2.00pm – strictly enforced.
Surgical Visiting Hours 2pm - 8pm.
Visitors are requested to keep the number and duration of visits to a minimum as rest is an important part of treatment.
Members of your immediate family are allowed to visit at any time, however all other visitors are asked to observe the visiting hours:
Should you not wish to have visitors or telephone calls, please inform the nurse looking after you or the Nurse Unit Manager.
Do you or have you been in contact with someone who has an infectious illness such as:
- Chicken Pox
- Whooping Cough
Or are you feeling unwell with:
- Gastro symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea)
If you answered yes to any of the above, please DO NOT visit patients in the hospital. Most patients in the hospital including newborns will have a depleted immunity and are very vulnerable to illness.