Visiting hours for Flinders Medical Centre

The safety and wellbeing of people in our hospital during COVID-19 means that there may be restrictions for visitors. See details below.


All visitors must wear a surgical mask and will be greeted by security concierge staff and asked a series of screening questions upon arrival.

Visitors should not enter our sites if they have:

  • a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius, fever, chills or symptoms of acute respiratory infection in the preceding 72 hours
  • had a COVID-19 test and are awaiting the test results
  • been a known contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 (unless appropriate PPE was worn)
  • tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • undertaken a COVID-19 test and are awaiting the test results, unless this was a routine COVID-19 test required to be undertaken due to cross border travel or employment.

The following restrictions include one visitor per 24 hours for inpatients:

Inpatients

  • Adult Inpatients - a maximum of two individuals can visit per day throughout the patients stay, during current established visiting periods. Local Health Networks have discretionary ability for compassionate reasons.

  • Paediatric Inpatients - a maximum of one individual per stay, at any time during current, established visiting periods.

  • Neonates / Neonatal ICU patients - a maximum of two individuals are allowed to visit at one time.

Outpatients and Emergency

  • A maximum of one individual per person only, may accompany a patient to an Emergency Department or a hospital based outpatient appointment provided physical distancing can be maintained. LHN’s will have oversight of this for compliance with physical distancing.

Maternity Patients

  • Visitors for delivery and maternity wards – a maximum of one individual visitor may attend with a woman in labour, and in the ward environment.

  • Outpatients and Emergency – a maximum of one individual per person only may accompany a patient to an Emergency Department or a hospital based outpatient appointment provided physical distancing can be maintained. LHN’s will have oversight of this for compliance with physical distancing.

Palliative Care or Critically Unwell Patients

  • Where appropriate and safe, visitors are permitted for palliative/end of life care providing physical distancing requirements can be achieved. Local Health Networks have discretionary ability for compassionate reasons.

To view current SA Health visitor restrictions please see Visiting public hospitals page.

Thank you for your understanding as we try and keep our community healthy.

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network values the role of visitors and understands the importance of loved ones presence in healing, comfort, information gathering and sharing decision making.

Flinders Medical Centre welcome patient visitors 7 days per week (including public holidays) between the hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm, if you would like to visit outside these hours we ask that you contact the Ward to discuss further via our switchboard (08) 8204 5511.

Some areas have therapy, rest and treatment sessions during some hours, these are detailed below:

  • Neonatal Unit: Quiet time between 12.00 noon and 3.00pm, the lights are dimmed to help babies rest. Please note that visiting needs to be approved by parents of the baby. Parents and brothers and sisters of the baby can visit at any time.

Please note:

  • If you have a cold, flu, diarrhoea or vomiting symptoms you should not visit until you feel well, for the reason of patient safety and wellbeing.
  • We want to keep children safe therefore when visiting they must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.