Visitor guidelines

These guidelines are current as of 4 January, 2024.

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions, although masks are required in some clinical areas.

Masks are available at all entrances and outside some units and wards. Please feel free to wear a mask.

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. 

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 an ipad or digital tablet, please speak to a member of your child’s healthcare team.

For stays longer than five days

In most areas, family and siblings can visit on:

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

Some restrictions apply, so please check with 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.  
Last updated Friday 2nd February 2024