Current visitor restrictions

Last updated: Friday 16 July 2021

Visitor restrictions 

The following restrictions will be in place from Friday 16 July.

Visitor restrictions are currently in place across all St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne sites. These changes are to help keep our patients and visitors stay safe.

All St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne sites

Visitors are not permitted. Exemptions may be granted for essential visits based on compassionate grounds, for end of life care, and care of a person with disability.

We understand this may cause disappointment but the safety of our patients, staff, and the community is our highest priority.

If you have any concerns or need more information, please speak with the Nurse in Charge for further advice. 

Compassionate grounds

Visits will be approved on compassionate grounds when:

  • A patient is receiving end of life care or there is a serious and sudden change to a patient’s condition/health/illness, which is life-threatening.
  • A patient is living with disability and requires a disability support worker or carer.

When visits on compassionate grounds for end of life care are approved:

  • Visiting hours are not restricted.
  • A maximum of two visitors can be with the patient at any one time.

If you are granted entry on compassionate grounds, as a condition of entry you 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