New visitors policy

With the easing of the Stage 4 restrictions, the Victorian Government has advised that one household can visit patients with some restrictions.

Visitor exemptions will be considered in cases of end-of-life or other exceptional circumstance with a written exemption. Please call the hospital at least one day before your visit, appointment or admission to discuss.

Visitor policy

At the Women's in Parkville and Sandringham, Frances Perry House and Level 2 private suites the following visitor policy applies from 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February:

  • Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery – Two (2) parents or guardians can visit at any one time. The baby’s siblings can visit for one hour during visiting hours: 2-8pm. Maximum of three (3) people per cot at any one time.
  • Birth Centre – One (1) partner/designated support person during labour and birth with no time limit.
  • All wards (postnatal ward, antenatal ward, 5 North and complex care) – Two (2) adult visitors each day for two hours only (includes partner/support person). The patient’s children can visit for two hours during visiting hours: 2-8pm. Maximum of two (2) people per bed at any one time.
  • Outpatient clinic and imaging appointments – One (1) partner/designated support person can accompany a patient to their clinic or imaging appointment.
  • Day Surgery – Patients only. One (1) partner/ support person can drop patient at Day Surgery but cannot wait in the hospital. They will receive a phone call when patient is ready to be collected from the hospital.
  • Children – Babies 12 months or younger can accompany their mother in our hospital buildings. All other children to visit as outlined above.

All visitors must:

  • comply with all screening and infection control measures put in place by the hospital
  • wear a single use surgical face mask in our hospital.

When visiting, please ensure you:

  • keep at least 1.5 metres apart from others
  • wash or sanitise your hands after using lifts, holding railings and every time you enter and exit the patient’s room 
  • follow hospital rules and directives from staff
  • follow rules about wearing specific masks, gloves or gowns if requested by staff.
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