Visit Lyell McEwin Hospital

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) visitor restrictions have been put in place. 


Visitors will only be allowed on site for compassionate reasons or End of Life/ Palliative Care.


For maternity patients see the COVID-19 Birthing at Lyell McEwin Hospital page.


For Outpatients and Emergency, Paediatric, Palliative, end of life or critically unwell patients see the Visiting public hospitals page for specific visitor information.


All visitors to public hospitals must provide proof of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccination status upon entry (unless they have an approved medical exemption, or a child 12 years or less).


Unvaccinated visitors will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the hospital. In all settings a mask will be required. However, in some settings with vulnerable patients, unvaccinated visitors may also need to wear a gown, gloves and eyewear.


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: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 8:00 pm daily. The maternity unit is also open for husbands/partners only between 8.00 am to 11.00 am.

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.