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
  • Maternity Unit: Rest period from 11.00am – 2.00pm
  • Birth Suite: Unrestricted but limited to two support persons
  • Special Care Nursery: Parents or a designated carer are able to be present 24 hours

Visitor Restrictions

The following restrictions are in place and may change based on local risk assessment and other factors such as COVID and/or other infectious disease outbreaks. Note, family meetings whereby the
number of visitors can be up to six people can be arranged at the discretion of a senior medical
consultant and the nurse/department manager.

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 and 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. However, daily visitor numbers are restricted to four visitors, with no more than four visitors per day for a maximum of two hours noting this remains at the discretion of staff in the CCU.

Visitors to Ages 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.