Your safety is our highest priority.
We understand that visiting your loved ones in hospital is important, just as much as their health.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect you, our patients and our staff, we are limiting the number of visitors to our hospitals.
We ask that patients and visitors follow visiting restrictions and social distancing rules as follows:
Please avoid bringing children under 16 years of age to the hospital and ensure you wash your hands upon entry and exit of each ward or service area.
People may not visit a hospital if they:
One person may remain with a patient at all times when needed for the following:
Additional restrictions may apply for some wards. These include:
Please speak to a staff member about visits from siblings.
If you are unsure, please check with a staff member in the ward or service.
We understand this is not going to be an easy transition and that there will be a need for special considerations. If you feel there is a need for a special consideration, please call ahead to the hospital ward or area manager.
Facilities in Metro South Health follow directions about visiting from the Prime Minister and the Chief Health Officer.
Sometimes visitors need to be restricted further to ensure patients and residents are safe. It is important to protect our patients or residents from other illnesses including influenza or other non-COVID respiratory viruses.
At these times, our staff work with patients, residents and family members so everyone knows how they can help keep patients safe.