Visiting a child

Parents and immediate family may visit The Children's Hospital at Westmead at any time. Each ward has times that other family and friends may visit.

While we encourage visitors, sometimes we might ask families to limit the total number of visitors so we can maintain a relatively peaceful environment. The staff caring for your child will inform you of the visiting hours.

Like to check visiting hours before you come?

Need help with directions or parking?

Here's some information about directions, maps and parking for The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Food and facilities

There is a cafe and cafeteria inside the The Children's Hospital at Westmead open on weekdays. Services and facilities available include an interpreter service, gift shop, pharmacy, home equipment lending service, chaplaincy services, kids entertainment facilities and a hospital school. Public phones are available at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

The Hospital also has a number of water refill stations available, one is located on Level 2, outside Outpatients in the Galleria another is located outside on Level 1, as you exit the Hospital towards the Children’s Garden.

Health education material is available from the Kids Health Bookshop.

Gifts for children

Gifts can be bought from the Volunteer Shop or the Chemist, both conveniently located in the Hospital foyer near the front entrance.

The Volunteers Shop stocks a wide range of special gifts.