Visiting times

Hospital visits on compassionate/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 ahead to the hospital to arrange this visit to ensure it is managed appropriately.

WHY? Precautions need to be put in place to protect staff and patients while you attend the hospital.

If you are in self-quarantine you cannot undergo elective surgery. Contact the hospital to reschedule your surgery for when you are cleared from quarantine.

It is an offence to fail to follow the directions stipulated in your exemption. WA Police have the power to enforce these restrictions and you can be fined up to $50,000.

New visiting arrangements as at Tuesday 2 June

Visiting hours are 8am-8pm daily. Please note some wards may have rest periods.

General wards

Only two visitors are permitted at any one time.

Maternity

Two birthing partners are permitted to attend with a woman in labour. The same two birth partners can progress to the postnatal wards in line with standard visiting hours.

Maximum of two visitors for each patient at one time, during standard visiting hours.

Confirmed COVID patient

Adult and Maternity

No visitors are allowed to visit a confirmed COVID-19 adult patient or COVID-19 adult patient under investigation.

There may be exceptional or compassionate individual circumstances under which these visiting restrictions may be reconsidered by the treating team.

Child

Only one family member is able to visit a confirmed COVID-19 child or COVID-19 child under investigation.

It must be the same family member each day.

Visitors must:

  • perform hand hygiene on entering and leaving the patient’s room
  • wear a mask and protective eyewear at all times in the patient’s room.

There may be exceptional or compassionate individual circumstances under which these visiting restrictions may be reconsidered by the treating team.

Visiting restrictions

People should not visit patients or enter hospitals if they:

  • have tested positive for COVID-19
  • have a fever or a cold or flu-like illness, including symptoms such as sore throat, cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing
  • have travelled outside WA and are therefore required to self-isolate for 14 days
  • have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus and are therefore required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Any visitor the hospital who does not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave the hospital immediately.

When visiting please:

  • Wash hands with hand sanitiser.
  • Keep a safe distance between yourself and others.
  • Refrain from physical contact.