Visiting times

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

Changes to patient visiting hours

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

The new visiting hours are restricted to one hour in the morning (any time between 10am to 12pm) and one hour in the evening (any time between 5pm to 7pm).

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:

  • one hour in the morning (any time between 10am to 12pm) and one hour in the evening (any time between 5pm to 7pm) with a maximum of two visitors per patient, per day.
  • if visiting a maternity patient, one adult birthing partner only is permitted to accompany a woman in labour and to the postnatal wards.

If you are visiting a child inpatient:

  • one hour in the morning (any time between 10am to 12pm) and one hour in the evening (any time between 5pm to 7pm) with a maximum of two adults are able to visit per day. These adults must be the same each day.
  • children who are inpatients with confirmed COVID-19 are permitted a maximum of one adult visitor per day.

If you are visiting an outpatient or emergency patient

  • one adult only may accompany a patient to an Emergency Department or a hospital-based outpatient appointment (including day surgery).

Children aged 16 years and under are not permitted to visit patients at any time.

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

Please remember to keep a safe distance between yourself and others and practice social distancing at all times.

Hospital visits on compassionate or medical grounds

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.

Contact Us

Phone: 9391 2000