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Visiting Hours

Visitors are recognised as an important part of your day, but your care is the first and most important concern. 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 sore throats, flu, vomiting and/or other infections, because of the risk of introducing infection to the ward.

In the interest of your safety, hygiene and comfort, visiting is restricted to certain times. We ask that your visitors adhere to the following times.

Ipswich Hospital

General visiting hours for most wards

  • 12 pm to 2 pm
  • 4 pm to 8 pm.

Short stay, emergency, mental health and palliative care

  • 8 am to 8 pm.


  • 8 am to 12 pm for family.
  • 3.30 pm to 8 pm for all other visitors and guests.

Paediatrics (Children’s Sunshine Ward)

  • 8 am to 8 pm for parents and guardians.
  • 2 pm to 5 pm for siblings and other visitors.

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

  • These areas are restricted to immediate family and 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.

Last updated: Monday, June 27, 2016