Information for patients and visitors

Royal Hobart Hospital

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

As of Monday 1 June 2020 new measures will be in place to enable restricted visits to patients in public hospitals.

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

One Support person during labour and birth

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

Two patients at any one time – exemptions may apply during the terminal phase of care

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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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