Patients and Visitors

Visiting hospitals

 

COVID-19 NOTICE: 

As of 25 September 2020, up to two visitors can see a patient at any one time, for any length of time, within visiting hours at Ipswich Hospital, Boonah, Esk, Gatton and Laidley Hospitals and The Park – Centre for Mental Health.

Visiting hours at all facilities are 10am–1pm and 4pm–8pm.

 

You can visit a patient with one other person, for example if: 

  • you are providing general care and support to a patient 

  • you are supporting a child and you are the child’s parent, guardian or carer 

  • you are visiting a person with a disability and you are the person’s carer or a support person 

  • you are supporting someone who needs to go to the emergency department or an outpatient care appointment 

  • you are supporting someone who is pregnant, in labour or visiting after birth. 

 

You can visit with more than one other person if: 

  • you are providing end-of-life support for a patient. 

 

You must NOT visit if: 

  • you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 

  • you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days 

  • you have been asked to self-quarantine 

  • you have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days 

  • you have a fever (37.5 degrees or more) or a cough, runny nose, sore throat, breathing difficulties, loss of taste and/or loss of smell. 

 

* Note: All visitors, staff and patients (including outpatients) at West Moreton hospitals are required to wear PPE. You will be provided with a mask that you must wear at all times throughout your visit to the hospital. Read more here.   

** Also, for the purpose of contact tracing, all visitors, staff and patients at West Moreton Hospitals will be asked to sign in at the entrance to the hospital and on arrival to each area and ward. Please be patient while we work to protect you and your loved ones. 

Each of our health facilities has different visiting times (see below). It is recommended that you contact the hospital directly to confirm their visitation rules and visiting hours, before leaving home. 

We ask visitors to be considerate of the needs and privacy of all other patients. Visitors are also asked to please not use patient bathrooms. 

Your relatives and friends are requested not to visit if they have a cold or flu, vomiting and/or other infections, because of the risk of introducing infection to the ward. 

Boonah Hospital

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, our visiting hours daily are 10am-1pm and 4-8pm

Esk Hospital

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, our visiting hours daily are 10am-1pm and 4-8pm

Gatton Hospital

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, our visiting hours daily are 10am-1pm and 4-8pm

Ipswich Hospital

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, our visiting hours daily are 10am-1pm and 4-8pm

Intensive care unit (ICU), coronary care unit (CCU) and isolation rooms

  • These areas are restricted to immediate family and visiting is dependent upon the patient’s condition.
  • Visitors to these areas may be required to wear protective items, such as aprons, gloves and a mask, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients.
Laidley Hospital

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, our visiting hours daily are 10am-1pm and 4-8pm