Royal Hobart Hospital

Royal Hobart Hospital

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

As of Monday 1 June 2020 new measures will be in place to enable restricted visits to patients in public hospitals.

Do not visit a hospital, outpatient department or clinic if you have:

  • a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, gastrointestinal symptoms; or
  • been advised to self-isolate following international or interstate travel

Visitors must:

  • Visit between 2pm - 6pm with a maximum of one visitor per patient at a time for most areas
  • Complete the visitor screening tool on arrival
  • Contact the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) or Associate NUM, where present, for an exemption, for example in the ICU and Palliative Care

To request an exemption on compassionate grounds, contact the facility you wish to visit and talk with the Nurse Unit Manager or Associate NUM.

Visitors allowed:

Area / Ward

Number of visitors

Outpatient clinics and community centres

Support person only

Department of Critical Care Medicine

Two visitors will be allowed at any one time

Emergency Department

One visitor per patient

Neonatal Intensive Care

Parents / Carers have unrestricted visiting with a maximum of two people visiting.

Compassionate situation – exemptions may be applied for siblings.

Paediatric Unit

Parents / Carers have unrestricted visiting with a maximum of two people visiting.

Maternity Unit

One Support person during labour and birth

Operating Theatre and Recovery Room

Visitors not routinely allowed. Parents may visit children post-surgery

Short Stay Surgical Unit

One support person permitted

Palliative Care

Two patients at any one time – exemptions may apply during the terminal phase of care

The RHH is Tasmania's largest hospital and the major referral centre. Providing acute, sub-acute, mental health, and aged care inpatient and ambulatory services to approximately 249 000 people in the southern Tasmanian region. The RHH is the second longest running institution in Tasmania and employs over 3,000 people.