Launceston General Hospital

Launceston General 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 2pm - 6pm with a maximum of one visitor per patient at a time for most areas
  • Complete the visitor screening tool on arrival
  • Contact the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) or Associate NUM, where present, for an exemption, for example in the ICU and Palliative Care

To request an exemption on compassionate grounds, contact the facility you wish to visit and talk with the Nurse Unit Manager or Associate NUM.

Visitors allowed:

Area / Ward

Number of visitors

Outpatient clinics and community centres

Support person only

Department of Critical Care Medicine

Two visitors will be allowed at any one time

Emergency Department

One visitor per patient

Neonatal Intensive Care

Parents / Carers have unrestricted visiting with a maximum of two people visiting.

Compassionate situation – exemptions may be applied for siblings.

Paediatric Unit

Parents / Carers have unrestricted visiting with a maximum of two people visiting.

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).

Operating Theatre and Recovery Room

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

Short Stay Surgical Unit

One support person permitted

Palliative Care

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

Serving Launceston and surrounding areas

Photograph of the entrance to the Launceston General Hospital in Launceston, Tasmania

Welcome to the Launceston General Hospital (LGH). The hospital provides inpatient and ambulatory services to Launceston and surrounding areas.

As an accredited teaching hospital, the LGH has a close partnership with the University of Tasmania through the Launceston Clinical School and the School of Nursing and Midwifery based in Launceston.

Research and innovation is encouraged and supported throughout the hospital with research sponsored by the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.

As the largest employer in the region, the LGH has about 2000 employees or approximately 1500 equivalent fulltime staff.

Staff are committed to providing quality services in a culture of respect and trust with high levels of professionalism and a focus on performance and achieving results.

The focus is on teamwork within the hospital and also with community providers.

Location

274-280 Charles Street
Launceston TAS 7250

Phone: (03) 6777 6777

Further Information

Consumer Engagement

Cost and Eligibility

Facilities and Patient Support

GP Liaison

Historical Committee

LGH Visual Arts Committee

Library Services

Medicare Ineligible Patients

Parking at the LGH

Patient Information

Treatment and Services

Visitor Information

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