Visting Hours Brochure

Southern Tasmania Area Health ServicesTasmanian Health Service - Southern Region

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RHH Visiting Hours

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Visiting your family and friends

On, or shortly after admission, a registered nurse/midwife will discuss the family presence and visitor guidelines with patients.  Patients can then choose about family presence and visitors. A flexible approach will ensure that the needs and preferences of each patient can be met.

Next of kin and immediate family

There are unrestricted visiting hours for next of kin and/or immediate family members in all settings, at any hour.

Friends and other family

All other extended family members and friends are welcome to visit patients from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, unless exceptions apply.

All family members and visitors are asked to minimise visits during the handover period from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Family and visitors will not be denied access to the patient without legitimate reason as deemed reasonable by the Nurse Unit Manager or Associate Nurse Unit Manager and Clinical Director in collaboration with the patient and next of kin.

To aid rest and recovery noise should be kept to a minimum and family and visitors must be mindful and sensitive to the needs of other patients.


Special circumstances that may limit visiting patients including:

  • Clinical and emotional needs of the patient.
  • Family members or visitors inability to meet hospital infection control policies.
  • The need to maintain a sterile environment.
  • A limitation as requested by the patient or patient’s next of kin.
  • Space limitations in the patient rooms or bed spaces.
  • Patient, family, visitor or employee safety issues.
  • There may be unique and extenuating circumstances.

Patients in police custody and/or correctional services custody will not be permitted to have visitors.

Unit specific restrictions

Some restricted units have specific requirements and restrictions. These include:

  • Maternity
  • Paediatric Unit
  • Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care
  • Department of Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Mental Health

Please check with the relevant unit prior to visiting.

When visiting

Family and visitors are asked not to come to the hospital if they are feeling ill or have recently been exposed to contagious illnesses or infections.

Visiting patients, families and visitors are asked to:

  • Check in at the hospital main reception desk at the Liverpool Street entrance before proceeding to the ward or unit. Staff at the reception desk will be able to assist in confirming the location of the patient and providing directions to the unit.
  • Wash hands each time they enter and leave the patient’s room or unit.
  • Follow all isolation and infection control precautions as provided by nursing staff.
  • Respect the privacy of other patients, family, visitors and staff by only entering the room of the patient that they are there to spend time with.
  • Minimise disturbances to other patients and families by not congregating in the hallways.
  • Not consume alcohol or illegal drugs while on the hospital campus and observe no-smoking restrictions.

Failure to respect these conditions may result in restriction for visitors not respecting these and/or require hospital security to appropriately handle the situation.

A BLOCK (Access via Liverpool Street)RHH Site Plan

LG Emergency Medical Unit (EMU)
G  WP Holman Clinic
1   Oncology and Haematology Clinics
1   Cancer Support Centre
2   General Surgery and Women’s Surgical Unit
3   Paediatric Unit
4   Day Procedure & Endoscopy Units
5   Orthopaedics and Surgical Specialties (including Burns)
6   Acute Older Persons Unit (AOPU)
7   Medical Specialties
8   Day Chemotherapy Unit
8   Acute Nephrology 
9   Oncology Inpatients Unit

C BLOCK (Access via Liverpool Street)

G  Baby Feeding Room, Kiosk/Coffee Shop, Reception, Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), Admissions
1   Aboriginal Health Liaison, Chapel
2   Ambulatory Care Centre, Cardiothoracic/Cardiology Clinics
3   Neurology and Neurophysiology
4   Day of Surgery Admission, Perioperative Unit
4   Short Stay Surgery
5   Pharmacy

D BLOCK (Access via C Block, Liverpool Street)

G  Cafeteria
2   Cardiothoracic & Cardiology Unit
3   Maternity Unit & Pregnancy Assessment (PAC), Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
4   Main Operating Theatres

F BLOCK (Access via Collins Street)

B  Hyperbaric Medicine Unit
G  Grief Counsellor

H BLOCK (Access via Argyle Street)

LG Paediatric Outpatient Clinics, Assessment and Planning Unit, Transit Lounge
G  Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine
1   Intensive Care Unit
1   Neurosurgical Unit
2   Physiotherapy
2   Access via air walk over Argyle Street to Wellington Centre - Outpatient Clinics, Pathology South, Accounts/Cashier, Womens Health Clinics

J BLOCK (Access via C Block, Liverpool Street)

LG        Emergency Department
2          General Medicine
2 & 3    Inpatient Mental Health Services

Telstra Building – 70 Collins Street, Hobart

G   Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (PTAS)
5   Diabetes Centre, Persistent Pain Service

Wellington Clinics - 42 Argyle Street, Hobart

1          Outpatient Pharmacy, Accounts/Cashier
2          Pathology South (diagnostic pathology services for outpatients, preadmission and general public)
8          Women’s Clinics
9 & 10  Specialist Clinics (Adult), Preadmission Clinic, Pacemaker Clinic, Holter Monitoring, Hand Physiotherapy, Refugee Health Services
11         Burns Clinic, Dental Clinics, Ear Nose & Throat Clinic, Oral and Maxillofacial, Audiology, Eye Clinic
12         Orthopaedic Clinic, Burns Clinic

Repatriation Centre - Peacock Building, 90 Davey Street, Hobart

LG Whittle Unit
1   Peacock 1 
2   Peacock 2 - Acute Rehabilitation Unit
3   Peacock 3

The site map is current as at September 2018.

Royal Hobart Hospital

48 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Visiting Hours:

Mon-Fri: 12:00noon-9:00pm

Sat-Sun: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Telephone:      03 6166 8308



The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Tasmania’s largest hospital and provides a number of statewide services including cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, burns, hyperbaric and diving medicine, neonatal and paediatric intensive care and high-risk obstetrics.

RHH is also Tasmania’s major teaching and research hospital and works closely with the University of Tasmania.

Many health care professions are taught within RHH; an important part of training is learning about examining and interviewing patients.

We ask for your cooperation with our teaching and research activities. Your permission is required for participation.

RHH welcomes feedback from patients and visitors to help us better understand your needs and improve care. Contact the Quality and Patient Safety Service – Consumer Engagement on (03) 1800 811 911.