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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visiting hours

Visitor restrictions

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect you, our patients and our staff, we are limiting the number of visitors to our hospital.

What this means at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is:

  • each patient may have one visit per day,
  • with no more than two people per visit,
  • for a maximum visit up to two hours.

Please avoid bringing children under 16 years of age to the hospital.

For infection control reasons it is very important that all visitors wash their hands before entering and after leaving a patient's bedside area. Visitors should not sit on the patient's bed. Chairs are provided for visitors.

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.

Last updated 12 June 2020
Last reviewed 17 May 2015