Visiting times

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

The visiting hours for Armadale Health Service are 8am to 8pm.

Changes to patient visiting due to COVID-19

To help keep our patients, staff, visitors and community safe we have changed our visiting hours and introduced some visiting restrictions.

The number of people permitted to visit are two people at one time. Children are able to visit patients in hospital.

No visitors are permitted for patients who have:

  • tested positive to COVID-19, or
  • are waiting to be tested, or
  • are awaiting results.

If you are visiting an adult or maternity inpatient:

  • visiting hours are any time between 8am and 8pm, there is no limit on time for visitors
  • maximum of two visitors for each patient at one time
  • children under 16 are permitted to visit.

If you are visiting an outpatient or emergency patient

  • Two people may accompany a patient to the AHS Emergency Department
  • For a hospital-based outpatient appointment (including day surgery) your primary care-giver or one adult may accompany.

These visiting restrictions may be reconsidered under exceptional or compassionate circumstances – please discuss with the hospital treating team.

Please always remember to practice safe physical distancing.

Remember to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser regularly, especially before and after you enter hospitals, clinics, wards, patient rooms, and toilets.

Please note: Nursing staff on individual wards may adjust the visiting hours to meet the medical requirements of the patient.

Visiting with a compassionate or medical grounds exemption

WA’s current travel restrictions are designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-essential travel. This includes requiring approval to enter the State and a requirement to self-quarantine for 14 days – in case you are unknowingly carrying the COVID-19 virus.

If you are entering Western Australia under an exemption and have been granted permission on compassionate grounds to visit a patient in hospital within your quarantine period, you must phone the hospital on 9391 2000 to arrange this visit to ensure it is managed appropriately.

This process is necessary to ensure precautions are put in place to protect staff and patients while you attend the hospital.

Visiting hours – mental health units

Banksia, Karri and Leschen (open) wards

Please contact ward staff on 9391 2104 to arrange visits.

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.

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.

Last reviewed: 25-03-2020
Last updated: 28-08-2020

Contact Us

Phone: 9391 2000