Frances Perry House and The Women’s have updated their visitor guidelines as of Monday 19 July 2021. The two newest updates are at the top. You can visit thewomens.org.au/COVIDinfo to see the full guidelines.
New: Maternity wards: Two (2) people may visit a woman each day. This includes the woman’s partner or designated support person, who can visit outside of visiting hours. For all other visitors, visiting hours are 2pm-8pm.
New: Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery: Two (2) parents or guardians, or designated support person, are welcome to visit together at any time. No other visitors are allowed except in exceptional circumstances.
Birth Suite: Two (2) support people may be with a woman during labour and birth with no time limit (this includes the woman’s partner).
Outpatient appointments and imaging/diagnostic appointments: Patients are encouraged to attend appointments alone. Partners are welcome to Facetime in to appointments. If necessary, one (1) partner or designated support person can accompany a patient to their clinic or imaging appointment.
Babies aged 12 months or younger may accompany their parent in Frances Perry House.
Children who are dependents of a patient may only attend Frances Perry House with the patient if it is not possible to find alternative care during the period of the visit.
All visitors must wear a single use surgical face mask.
Thank you for your patience during this time – we will continue to keep you updated.