Visiting hours

Parents and carers can visit anytime (day or night) and are encouraged to spend as much time with their child as possible. Visiting hours for other family members and friends are between 10am and 8pm. The main lights will be switched off by 8pm to encourage children to settle. Please ensure young visitors are supervised by an adult at all times.

Quiet time

Our wards observe ‘Quiet time’ daily so children can rest. This generally occurs between between 1pm and 3pm but check with staff in your ward. During quiet time, the lights will be dimmed, and televisions and other electronic devices (games, laptops etc) will be turned off. We also ask that there are minimal visitors during this time.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit

Visiting hours for the child and adolescent mental health unit are:

Child unit:

Monday to Friday: 3.30pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm

Adolescent unit

Monday to Friday:  3.30pm to 5pm  and  5.30pm to 7pm  (Week days)
Saturday and Sunday: Anytime after 9am (excluding main meal times).

Feeling unwell?

It’s important that family members and other visitors do not come to the hospital if they are unwell, as they could pass an infection to your child or other children. Please also tell our staff if you or your child has had contact with someone who has recently been sick.

Balloons

Latex balloons are not allowed anywhere in the hospital because some of our patients may have latex allergies. Deliveries of latex balloons to the hospital will not be accepted. Mylar and other non-latex balloons for patients are always welcome.

Flowers and plants

Fresh or dried flowers and live plants are not permitted anywhere in the hospital because they are a potential source of allergens, dirt and insects, all of which may be harmful to a seriously ill patient. Please tell family and friends of this when possible.