To ensure the health and safety of you and your family – as well as our staff, the Women’s has updated its hospital visitor policy for Parkville and Sandringham.
From Wednesday 25 March:
- Each inpatient will be allowed one visitor aged over 18 years for a period of no longer than two hours each day.
- Maternity inpatients, including women in labour, will also be allowed to have one nominated partner or support person present during their stay with no time limitation.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit babies will be allowed to have both parents (or guardians/foster carers) present during their stay with no time limitation.
Please note: all visitors and partners/support people will be screened at our hospital entrance.
As many children in the community may be symptom free, all children and young people under the age of 18 years must not visit the hospital at this time.
Visiting hours have not changed and remain 2.30pm to 8pm daily in Parkville and 3pm to 8pm daily in Sandringham.
We remind you that the Department of Health and Human Services has provided a new self-assessment tool to help you better understand the risks and precautions you need to take based on your personal circumstances. The Women's advises visitors to use this prior to visiting the hospital.
We know this is a difficult time and we thank all patients and visitors for their understanding and cooperation.