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.
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.
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.
Our visiting hours vary from ward to ward but are generally:
|Canaipa Ward (Cardiac and HDU)||11am to 8pm|
|Haemodialysis Unit (Renal)||Open visiting|
|HDU (High Dependency Unit)||11am to 2pm and 4 pm to 8 pm|
|Karragarra Ward (Women and Birthing)||7am to 10pm for fathers only|
11 am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm for general visiting
2pm to 4 pm is mother's rest period
Birth suite: 3 people maximum with each labouring woman
|Lamb Ward (Children)||Parents unrestricted visiting, all other visitors at the discretion of staff, however no visitors (other than parents) after 8pm|
|Macleay Ward (Medical)|
(Special arrangements for palliative patients)
|11am to 8pm|
|Stradbroke Ward (Surgical)||11am to 8pm|
|Yugaipa Ward (Mental Health)||11am to 8pm|
Children who are visiting must be directly supervised by an adult visitor at all times.
The Women and Birthing Unit has a rest period for women and their babies from 2pm to 4pm. Visitors are asked to leave the unit during this time. Parents whose babies are in the special care nursing may visit their baby at any time.