Visitor Restrictions

The following restrictions are in place and may change based on local risk assessment and other
factors such as infectious disease outbreaks.

Recommendation for remote / electronic visits

Care and support can continue to be provided remotely through phone or video calls and is encouraged. Providing interpreter services or acting as a nominated person should be provided remotely unless not practicable to do so.

General Requirements for Hospital (Acute, Sub-Acute & Mental Health)

There are no restrictions on the reason(s) for visits to patients, clients and consumers. However, daily visitor numbers are restricted to four visitors, with no more than four visitors per day for a maximum of two hours. Visitors must stay in the patient’s room/care area and limit movement apart from quick trips to the bathroom.

End of Life Visits (Acute, Sub-Acute & Aged Care)

End of life means where a patient or resident’s death is expected within 28 days or less. Patients/
residents are restricted to four visitors at one time for the purpose of end of life visits and there is no
limit to the number of visitors each day. Visitors must stay in the patient’s room/care area and limit
movement apart from quick trips to the bathroom.

Critical Care Unit Visitors

Visitors to patients in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) are restricted based on the discretion of staff in the
CCU taking into consideration the condition of the patient and other patients in the CCU.

Visitors to Aged Care Residents and Care Facilities

There are no restrictions on the reason(s) for visits to residents in aged care facilities. Visitors are
required to comply with density limits in all GV Health facilities. Where visitors are not fully vaccinated, visits should occur either outdoors or in the resident’s own room(s) and should not occur in common areas. Visitors must stay in the patient’s room/care area and limit movement apart from quick trips to the bathroom.

Aged Care and Care Facility Prospective Residents

There are no restrictions in relation to prospective residents visiting an aged care facility.

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours are 1:00pm – 8:00pm except for the following wards:

  • Child and Adolescent Unit: parents or a designated carer are able to be present 24 hours with other restrictions applying as detailed above.
  • Maternity Unit: rest period from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Birth Suite: unrestricted but limited to two support persons.
  • Special Care Nursery: parents to be present 24 hours with other restrictions applying as
    detailed above.