Visiting public hospitals

The safety and welfare of people in our health services and hospitals during COVID 19 means there are some restrictions for visitors. Check with individual hospitals for local and visitor information, using this guide for visitor restrictions.

Adult patients

Hospital inpatients — Maximum 2 visitors per day.

Outpatients and Emergency — Maximum 1 adult visitor per day.

Maternity patients

Delivery and postnatal wards — Maximum 2 designated visitors may attend with a woman in labour and postnatal ward environment.

Outpatients and Emergency — Maximum 1 designated adult may accompany a patient to an ED or outpatient appointment.

Paediatric patients

Inpatients — Maximum 2 designated adult visitors per day.

Outpatients and Emergency — Maximum 1 designated adult may accompany a patient to an ED or outpatient appointment.

Palliative, end of Life or critically unwell patients

Hospital Settings — Maximum 2 visitors for palliative/end of life care (death imminent within two weeks) recommended at each time, up to a 3 hour duration. However, this may be increased at discretion of the LHN in the terminal phase of up to 72 hours before death.

Maximum 2 visitors for critically ill patients (including neonatal) at any time.

Residential Care Facilities  Individuals can enter Residential Care Facilities for the purpose of end of life visits for residents whose death is imminent (likely within two weeks).

Residential care facility

Residents — Maximum of two visitors per day (two people must be attending together) from people providing care and support (a family member or friend).

Residents can now leave and return to the facility without restriction.

For more information see the Visitation to aged care Facilities in South Australia page .