Royal Hobart Hospital


Please do not bring valuables such as jewellery, large sums of money, electronic games or computer equipment with you, as the RHH is unable to accept responsibility for any loss of items during your stay. If you would be upset at the loss, please don’t bring the item into the RHH.

Visiting Times

On, or shortly after admission, a registered nurse/midwife will discuss the family presence and visitor guidelines with patients. Patients can then choose about family presence and visitors. A flexible approach will ensure that the needs and preferences of each patient can be met.

Family and visitors are asked not to come to the hospital if they are feeling ill or have recently been exposed to contagious illnesses or infections.

Next of Kin and Immediate Family

There are unrestricted visiting hours for next of kin and/or immediate family members in all settings, at any hour.

Friends and Other Family

All other extended family members and friends are welcome to visit patients from 12:00 noon to 9.00pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am to 9.00pm Saturday and Sunday, unless exceptions apply.

All family members and visitors are asked to minimise visits during the handover period from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Family and visitors will not be denied access to the patient without a legitimate reason as deemed reasonable by the Nurse Unit Manager or Associate Nurse Unit Manager and Clinical Director, in collaboration with the patient and next of kin.

To aid rest and recovery, noise should be kept to a minimum and family and visitors must be mindful and sensitive to the needs of other patients.

Volunteer Network

Approximately 100 volunteers, male and female, who vary in age, bring a diverse range of skills to the hospital. Volunteer duties include staffing information/welcome desks, hospital guides, assisting with patient activities on various wards, operating the refreshment service in outpatient clinic areas, as well as more general administration roles including a courier service, mailroom assistance, and generally providing support to patients and staff. All volunteers are provided with comprehensive training and, in addition, each volunteer undertakes an orientation period, which varies in time depending on duties required and the service group they join.

If you would like to become an RHH volunteer please contact our Volunteer Service on 6166 7087.


Patients who first arrive at the hospital and require wheelchair  assistance to transfer to appointments or locations within the hospital are encouraged to arrange their own wheelchairs. The medical orderly team provides wheelchair transfers for inpatients and those being discharged.


Should you wish to make a Will while you are in the RHH you are advised to contact a solicitor or trustee company.