Frances Perry House Visiting Hours
Changes to our visitor policy
NEW: While pandemic restrictions have eased in Victoria, hospitals are still considered to be high-risk areas. To ensure the safety of all patients, staff and visitors during this time, the new visitor policy below applies to the Women’s Parkville and Sandringham, Frances Perry House and Level 2 private suites (effective 11.59pm Friday 26 February):
- SCN – Two (2) parents or guardians welcome together at any time. Up to two (2) other visitors (adults or baby’s siblings) can visit together during visiting hours: 2-8pm. Maximum of three (3) people per cot at any one time.
- Birth Centre – Two (2) birth partners can be with a patient during labour and birth with no time limit.
- All wards – Two (2) visitors (adults or patient’s children) can visit together during visiting hours: 2-8pm. Partner or designated support person counted as a visitor but does not have time limit. Maximum of two (2) people per bed at any one time.
- Outpatient clinic and imaging appointments – One (1) partner or designated support person can accompany a patient to their clinic or imaging appointment. Please note: space in in clinical rooms and waiting areas is limited so partner/support person may be asked to wait outside.
- Day Surgery – Patients only. One (1) partner/ support person can drop patient at Day Surgery but cannot wait in the hospital. They will receive a phone call when patient is ready to be collected from the hospital.
- Women’s Emergency Care (WEC) – One (1) partner or support person, no time limit. Please note: space in WEC waiting area is limited so partner/support person may be asked to wait outside.
- Children – Babies 12 months or younger can accompany their mother in our hospital buildings. All other children to visit as outlined above.
Maternity Visiting Hours are 2.30pm – 4pm and 7 - 8pm at night
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.