North West Regional Hospital

North West Regional Hospital

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

Do not visit a hospital, outpatient department or clinic if you have:

  • a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, gastrointestinal symptoms; or
  • been advised to self-isolate following international or interstate travel

Visitors must:

  • Visit between 2.30pm - 6pm with a maximum of two (2) visitor per patient, for a maximum of 1 hour
  • Complete the visitor screening tool on arrival
  • Contact the Nursing Unit Manager (NUM) or Associate NUM, where present, for an exemption, for example ICU and Palliative Care.

Visitors allowed:

Area / Ward

Number of visitors

Acute Medical UnitTwo support persons permitted

Department of Critical Care Medicine

Two visitors will be allowed at any one time

Emergency Department

One visitor per patient

Maternity Unit

An upper limit of two people to support mothers in the maternity unit (this limit of two includes the partner, if the partner is present).

Medical C Ward

Visitors are not permitted unless by exemption

Medical and Surgical WardsTwo visitors per patient, for a maximum of 1 hour per visit.  Some smaller wards may not be able to contain multiple visitors at once and visitors should follow staff instruction
Paediatric UnitParents/carers have unrestricted visiting with a maximum of two people visiting

Palliative Care

An upper limit of four visitor for patients receiving end-of-life care, and the capacity for one visitor to stay overnight and for pets to visit where appropriate.

Operating Theatre and Recovery Room

Visitors not routinely allowed. Parents may visit children post-surgery

Outpatient clinics and community centres

Support person only

Health Services in the North West

If you require emergency health care in the North West, please contact Triple Zero (000) or present to the emergency department at the North West Regional Hospital.

For all other healthcare needs contact your regular GP. To support non-emergency patients in the North West, additional GP services are being arranged.

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Serving the community

The North West Regional Hospital at Burnie is a modern 160-bed facility that provides high quality healthcare and specialist services to North West Tasmania and King Island.

It offers services in medical, surgical and allied health specialties through inpatient and outpatient departments.

The hospital caters for the emergency resuscitation, surgery and intensive care of most trauma patients and other medical conditions.

Because the North West Regional Hospital is a secondary level service, we transfer patients to comprehensive tertiary hospitals for some injuries and illnesses.


23 Brickport Road
Burnie TAS 7320

Phone: (03) 6493 6000

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