Visit Lyell McEwin Hospital

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) visitor restrictions have been put in place.

Find the latest information regarding COVID-19 for our patients, visitors and community on the COVID-19 Information at NALHN page.

In all health settings a surgical face mask will be required. However, in some settings such as high-risk settings with vulnerable patients, visitors may also need to wear additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If additional PPE is required for visitors the hospital will provide at ward level.

All persons entering NALHN sites are required to:

> QR code or provide details if unable to QR Code on entry as requested
> Perform hand hygiene on entry
> Maintain 1.5 metres physical distancing.
> Wear a face mask (masks will be available at Concierge and cloth masks are not permitted to be worn at any NALHN site by staff or visitors)

For more information please visit the
Information for the community COVID-19 and Visiting public hospitals pages.

Visitors play an important part in any patient’s hospital stay and are welcome. Visitors are encouraged to visit within the following times:

General wards: 10.00 am to 12:00 pm and 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm daily.

Women’s Health Unit: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm with one support person daily.

Paediatric ward: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm daily.

Please note:

  • Visiting is at the discretion of nursing and midwifery staff, from whom permission should first be obtained.
  • Please check food, sweets and drinks for patients with the nursing and midwifery staff, as many patients are on special diets.
  • Please consider patients in the hospital, by behaving quietly and observing any restrictions on visitation made for the benefit of the patient.
  • Visiting children are the responsibility of their parent or adult carer and must be supervised at all times while in the hospital, and noise kept to a minimum.
  • Furniture is placed to ensure rapid access to rooms in emergencies. For this reason, seating for visitors is limited.