Information for patients and visitors

Royal Hobart Hospital

Hospitals closed to visitors

All hospitals in Tasmania have been closed to visitors.

There will be exemptions for:

  • A person providing support to a patient for the birth of a child
  • A parent or guardian visiting a dependent child or adult who is a patient
  • A Guardian of a patient
  • Visitors of patients receiving end of life care
  • A person to provide assistance to a patient, if the patient requires physical assistance, assistance with communication or comprehension or assistance with any legal or administrative requirements

Even if visitors meet the criteria for an exemption, they still need to be considered well to be permitted to visit and should not visit if they have a cough, sore throat, fever or other symptoms of acute respiratory infection. In addition, visitors must not have been a recent close contact of someone with COVID-19, or someone who is suspected of having COVID-19, or anyone who has returned from interstate or overseas in the last 14 days.

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Did you know?

Approximately 145 patients are admitted to the RHH each day, and on average our patients stay approximately three days. Over the last year, on average:

  • Over 180,000 visits were made to specialist outpatient clinics;
  • More than 60,000 Tasmanians visited our Emergency Department;
  • Our Department of Medical Imaging processed more than 97,500 procedures (e.g. X-rays);
  • More than 1.15 million meals were produced by our Food Services team;
  • More than 3,900,000 pages of medical records were scanned;
  • Our team of medical orderlies responded to over 108,000 requests for assistance;
  • An average of 5.5 new Tasmanians were born each day;
  • Our Communications Unit handled more than 55,000 enquiries each month via the main switchboard; and
  • Pathology  Services performed almost 1.25 million tests.


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