Visiting a child

Parents and immediate family may visit the The Children's Hospital at Westmead at any time. Each ward has times other family and friends may visit. Ask a nurse on your child's ward about visiting hours for that ward. Note that most wards have a 'quiet time' in the afternoons between 12:30 and 2pm, when children and infants sleep. Please respect other patients and families during this time.

The Volunteers Shop stocks a wige range of special gifts. There is a cafe and cafeteria inside the hospital open on weekdays. Newspapers and magazines can be purchased from the cafeteria.

Health education material is available from the Kids Health Bookshop.

Directions, maps and parking

Information about directions, maps and parking for The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Wards and visiting hours

Parents and immediate family may visit the The Children's Hospital at Westmead at any time. Each ward has times that other family and friends may visit. Whilst we encourage visitors, we may ask that some families limit the total number of visitors to help us maintain a relatively peaceful environment. The staff caring for your child will inform you of the visiting hours.

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.

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.