Visitor Information

 VISITOR INFORMATION

Visiting:

All patients are allowed up to two visitors at any one time during visiting hours.

Essential visitors can remain with the patient outside of standard visiting hours.

Essential visitors are:

  • A parent of an admitted child (aged 17 years and under)
  • An end-of-life support person
  • Nominated guardian/carer for a patient living with a disability.

All visitors must wear a surgical mask, authorised visitor wrist band and register their attendance on arrival. They must go directly to the patient’s room on arrival and cannot go to any other areas of the hospital.

To apply to be an authorised exempt visitor, please speak to the Clinical Nurse Manager of the relevant ward via the hospital switchboard on (08) 9367 0222.

 

Visitor Testing Requirements

  • All Essential visitors will be required to provide evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result prior to visiting.
  • All visitors to Terrace Ward will be required to provide evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result prior to visiting.
  • Essential visitors and visitors to Terrace Ward must source their own RATs and conduct these at-home no more than 3 hours prior to attending the hospital. Place the RAT in a clear ziplock bag to bring with you to the hospital for verification. A photograph of your negative RAT will also be accepted.

Please do not visit the hospital if you are feeling unwell, if you are a close contact of COVID-19 case, or have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for the test results.

Please do not visit the hospital if you are feeling unwell, have visited one of the exposure sites as listed on the HealthyWA website, or have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for the test results.

Visiting Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am to 12 noon and 4pm to 6pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am to 12 noon.

 

Entry to the Hospital:

Entry into the hospital is via the Main Entrance on South Terrace.

From the 31st January 2022, all visitors aged 16 years and over will need to show evidence of at least two doses of an approved COVID – 19 vaccination to enter South Perth Hospital.  In addition, a surgical mask must be worn inside the hospital.  Children under the age of 12 years do not need to wear a mask but can wear one if they are happy to do so.  Visitors will also be asked screening questions prior to entry, including a check to see if they have visited current exposure sites listed on the HealthyWA website.

 

Visitors are required to register their visit via the ServiceWA app/QR code or using manual registers. People who do not have a mobile phone will need to sign in manually on arrival and show staff a hard copy of their proof of vaccination certificate. If using this option, an acceptable form of identification must also be provided.

 

Acceptable identification as per the Government of Western Australia can be a;

  • Drivers Licence (Australian or Overseas)
  • Passport (Australian or Overseas)
  • Proof of Age Card (all States and Territories)
  • Medicare, Centrelink, Credit or Debit card
  • Bank, Utility or Telephone Statement/Bill with name and address details
  • Student ID card
  • Skippers Ticket
  • Current Residential Tenancy Agreement
  • Local Government water rates or infringement notice displaying name and address details
  • Evidence of electoral enrolment
  • Armed Services discharge papers
  • Centrelink pensioner, healthcare or seniors card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs concession, repatriation healthcare card
  • Citizenship Certificate or Naturalisation document from the Department of Home Affairs
  • Evidence of Immigration Status Card
  • Permanent Resident Evidence Card
  • Residence Determination Immicard
  • Birth certificate
  • Australia Post Keypass ID

 

Please maintain hand hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

 

Family and friends can contact the patient whilst in hospital by telephoning (08) 9367 0222 or the patient’s direct line if staying overnight.

To prevent concern, please understand that we are unable to disclose any details about patients to anyone without the patient’s direct instruction. This is a requirement of Privacy and Disclosure of Information laws. For further information see Privacy

MEALS

Meals for visitors can be ordered and paid for at Reception. As an alternative, a café and a delicatessen are located on South Terrace a short walk from the hospital. For further information see Facilities

PARKING

Free off-street parking is available at the rear of the hospital in Burch Street (off Fortune Street).

For patients and visitors to South Perth Hospital with limited mobility, a disabled parking bay is available at the front door of the hospital to ensure ease of access. For further information see Transport and Parking

For those family members that may require accommodation, please see Accommodation for further information

Support person/Visitors Day Procedure

There are no visitor facilities for day procedure patients and support persons must not remain within the hospital. A member of staff will advise the designated support person when the patient is ready for discharge.

With the exception of one essential visitor for those under 16 years, visitors are not permitted into the perioperative area

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