Visit Lyell McEwin Hospital

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) visitor limits have been put in place. Visitor limits can change at short notice so please check on the day of your visit.


Patients are currently allowed a maximum of two visitors per day (together or singularly) across all departments and wards.


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.