Visiting times

Visiting family and friends in hospital can aid in their recovery. We welcome visitors but ask that the following are observed.

Visiting hours – hospital

General visiting hours

  • 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • 3:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Rest period 1:00pm to 3:00pm (no visitors please)

The Armadale Health Service is committed to the care and recovery of our patients. The daily rest period from 1.00pm to 3.00pm has been set aside to enable patients to rest.

Visitors will generally be asked to leave the ward during this time. Patients wishing to have visitors during this rest period may be able to move to a lounge area.

Please be aware that nursing staff on individual wards may adjust the visiting hours to meet the medical requirements of the patients on that ward.

Some areas such as the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department may have restricted visiting.

Please check with ward staff for further information or if you wish to visit outside these hours.

Visiting hours – maternity and paediatric units

Visitors are requested to announce their arrival and the name of the patient they are visiting via the security intercom at the entrance to the unit.

  • 8am to 1pm – morning visiting times are reserved for partners and newborn siblings to allow new mothers time to rest and bond with their baby.
  • 3pm to 8pm – a maximum of two visitors at a time.
  • Rest period 1pm to 3pm (no visitors please).

The Birth Suite and Neonatal Unit are restricted areas and access is granted by the midwife/nurse in charge.

For larger group visits we may ask that your visit takes place in a lounge or outdoor area outside of the unit.

Visiting hours – mental health units

Banksia, Karri and Leschen (open) wards

  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm and 4.00pm to 8.00pm (weekdays)
  • 10.00am to 1.30pm and 4.00pm to 8.00pm (weekends and public holidays)
  • Visiting outside these hours may be negotiated with the Shift Coordinator

Leschen ward (High Dependency Unit)

Please contact ward staff on 9391 2104 to arrange visits

Visitor numbers

For the comfort and well-being of all patients, you are requested to limit the number of visitors to a maximum of three at any one time.

Some wards and areas such as ICU, the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), Campbell ward, Colyer ward and birthing suites are only able to accommodate a maximum number of two visitors at any one time.

If your relative/friend is in one of these areas, please ask the ward or area staff about the visiting restrictions.

Flowers are able to be brought onto most wards, although there are some exceptions (such as the ICU). If you are unsure, please contact the switchboard and let them know which ward your relative/friend is on.

Controlling infection

When visiting a patient at our hospital you can assist in preventing the spread of germs.

Visitors to the hospital are encouraged to take note of the following to reduce the risk of cross-infection:

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water OR using the alcohol-based hand rub which is available on each ward. We recommend visitors clean their hands each time they enter and leave the patient’s room.
  • Only visit when you are feeling well. If you are feeling unwell (e.g. you have diarrhoea, vomiting or have signs of a cold or flu) please stay home, as this will prevent the spread of infection and help in your family member’s or friend’s speedy recovery.
  • Visitors should never touch wounds, dressings, intravenous lines or other equipment being used to treat a patient.

Contact details
Switchboard
Phone: 9391 2000