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Visiting hours

Visitors are able to attend our facilities in Metro South Health.


Mask requirements / physical distancing

Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. Please refer to our hospital visitor restrictions for current information on visitation restrictions at our facilities and mask requirements.

You must not visit hospital if you:

  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
  • have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • have been overseas (excluding safe travel zone countries) or visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days 
  • are waiting on COVID-19 test results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
  • are unwell in any way, particularly with a fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.

Thank you for your support and understanding.


Preferred visiting hours

Our preferred visiting hours vary from ward to ward but are generally:

  • weekdays between 12pm and 2pm, 3pm and 8pm
  • weekends between 12pm and 8pm.

Preferred visiting hours by ward are listed below.  Outside of these hours, please check with the nursing staff.

Entry to hospital after 9pm is to be made via the emergency department. Please report to the triage desk, provide the patient's details and follow the directions of staff.

WardVisiting hours
Children's Inpatient Unit (previously known as Ward 2F)10am to 12pm and 3pm to 8pm
24-hour visiting for parents
Maternity Ward 2D/E

8am to 8pm – other visitors
8am to 9pm – one nominated visitor/partner

Palliative Care Ward 2GPAnytime. See above regarding entry after 9pm.
Intensive Care Unit11am to 12pm and 3pm to 8pm
Coronary Care (CCU/3CCARD)11am to 12pm and 3pm to 8pm
Surgical Wards 2H/2I8am to 8pm
Medical Wars
- 2G Medical Assessment and Planning Unit
- 2M, 2Q
- Wards 3A, 3B, 3C
- 3DR
-3D Rehabilitation
12pm to 8pm
Mental Health Wards 2B/C2pm to 8pm
Mental Health Ward 2A

Monday to Friday 3pm to 8pm
Weekends and school holidays 10am to 8pm

Last updated 9 January 2024
Last reviewed 28 February 2023