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This page includes important information about St Vincent’s and the services we provide. It contains information on what to expect during your stay, how to find your way around and some of the services that may be helpful to you. There is also a series of important tips for managing your own health and information on your rights as a patient, including your right to privacy.

Visitor Restrictions

In response to the escalation of positive COVID-19 cases in the Victorian community, St Vincent's has taken the decision to place further restrictions on visitors.

From Wednesday 25 March, the following restrictions will apply to Hospital visitors:

  • Two visitor per patient per day
  • Visiting Hours: 2pm-8pm only
  • Maximum duration of visit: less than 2hrs

Visitors will not be allowed entry if they:

  • Have arrived in Australia from overseas within the past 14 days
  • Have a temperature over 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection

Visiting Hours

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Fitzroy Campus

For any visits outside of these general visiting hours listed below, please contact the nurse in charge.

Medical and surgical patients

Generally 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days per week (including public holidays)

For the 4th floor East of Building A - Main Hospital, visiting hours are 8.00am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 8.00pm, to allow a rest period for patients.


Generally 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days per week (including public holidays)

Please note that patients may be away from the ward at various times throughout the day for therapies.

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.

Mental Health Service

Hours are 2.00pm to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm, 7 days per week (including public holidays)

The Mental Health Service can be contacted on (03) 9288 4141.



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