Current visitor restrictions

Last updated: Sunday 11 April 2021

Visitor restrictions are currently in place across St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne sites. These changes are to help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe. Please note:

  • Exemptions may be granted for essential visitors based on compassionate grounds and end of life. 
  • Visitors may be asked to wait outside the ward until COVIDSafe density rules can be safely applied inside the ward/room.
  • We are unable to admit any visitor who has been to a COVID-19 exposure site outlined on the Department of Health's website
  • If you have any concerns or need more information, please speak with the Nurse in Charge for further advice. 

Overnight areas at Fitzroy campus, St Vincent’s Hospital on the Park and St George’s, Kew

  • Visiting hours from 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Up to two visitors at any one time
  • Maximum visit duration: 2 hours

Ambulatory Areas including Outpatients, Diagnostics and Day Procedure Unit

  • Patients are permitted one carer to accompany them for the appointment/attendance/procedure
  • Carers may be asked to wait outside the Department or designated waiting area if COVID-safe density rules cannot be safely applied

Intensive Care Unit

As the Intensive Care Unit is a highly specialised area, visitors are limited to next-of-kin with only 2 visitors able to visit a patient at the same time.

To ensure privacy for all patients, visitors are not admitted during ward rounds (morning and afternoon), but are welcome at all other times. More information about intensive care is available from the unit. Specific patient enquiries should, in the first instance, be addressed to the nurse caring for the patient, who can refer to the appropriate person as required.

For the health of the patients please do not bring flowers into the unit.

The Intensive Care Unit can be contacted on (03) 9288 4485.

Residential Aged Care

  • Visiting hours from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Up to two visitors per resident at any one time

Subacute

  • Visiting hours from 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Up to two visitors at any one time
  • Maximum visit duration: 2 hours

Palliative Care

  • Up to two visitors at any one time
  • Unrestricted visiting hours
  • Children are to be accompanied by an adult

Mental Health Service

  • Visiting hours are 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Up to two visitors at any one time
  • Maximum visit duration: 2 hours

Normanby House

  • Visiting hours 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Up to two visitors at any one time
  • Maximum visit duration: 2 hours

As a condition of entry, all visitors must:

  • Not visit if you're unwell
  • Be screened for signs of COVID-19 on entry
  • Register on entry
  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain a 1.5m physical distance from others
  • Follow all instructions at all times
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Visitors will not be allowed entry if they have:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results, and have not met the criteria for discharge from isolation
  • Arrived in Australia from overseas within the past 14 days
  • Recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus
  • A temperature over 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection