Visiting our hospitals

Updated March 2023

Visiting a child in hospital

Our staff are dedicated to ensuring your child has the best healing environment for recovery - and time to keep in touch with family and friends.

We know each family is different, which is why these guidelines were created in consultation with a range of families and patients.

Feel free to speak to your ward’s nursing team for more information or to discuss any special occasions or specific requirements for your family. 

Please remember, everyone over 12 years old age must wear a mask. Please stay away if you have been in contact with someone with an infectious illness or have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhoea.

During your child’s hospital stay

  • Two parents/carers can be with each patient during the day
  • One parent/carer is permitted to stay with a child overnight in most areas

 Short admissions – less than 5 days

  • Visits from other family members and siblings are not recommended to allow the patient to rest and recover 
  • Children are encouraged to keep in touch with their family and friends via phone and video calls
  • If you need access to a tablet, please speak to a member of your child’s healthcare team

More than five days

Family and siblings can visit on:

  • Weekdays: 3pm - 7pm
  • Weekends: 10am - 12pm or 3pm - 7pm

*in most areas – speak to your specific ward’s nursing team for more information 

During visiting hours:

  • Two siblings or friends can visit at a time
  • Up to four people can be at the patient’s bedside at one time
  • All minors must be accompanied by an adult

Clinic visits and outpatient appointments

  • Two parents/carers can be with each patient at a time (in most areas) except where there are space limitations. Please check signage in the clinic area
  • Parents are advised not to bring other children/additional people to these appointments, so the health team can focus on the patient