Visitor information

Peter Mac is pleased to welcome visitors between 8am and 8pm, with COVID safe precautions in place.

Please do not visit Peter Mac if you are feeling unwell or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Visiting a hospital patient  

  • Patients can have two visitors at a time, for a limit of two hours per visit.  
  • Visiting hours are 8am to 8pm.  

There are no limits on the total number of visitors throughout the day, and dependent children may attend with a visitor if they can’t be cared for elsewhere. 

When visiting Peter Mac

  • All visitors must show proof of having received at least two COVID-19 vaccinations upon entry. Please note that the Services Victoria app no longer holds vaccination information. We recommend visitors download their COVID-19 digital certificate before attending Peter Mac. See Services Australia for instructions. (If proof cannot be shown, you will be asked to take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on entry.)
  • Adult visitors (over 18) must wear an N95 mask. N95 masks will be provided on entry. 
  • Visitors under 17 must wear a medical mask. Medical masks will ve provided on entry.
  • Please maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres when visiting. 
  • Please stay in the patient’s room where possible and avoid moving around the building unnecessarily.

Building entry screening for all visitors

On arrival, every visitor will be asked to undertake a pre-attendance risk assessment. This will include a check of your COVID-19 vaccination status, and you may be asked to take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) onsite.   
 
People who do not meet entry criteria are prohibited from entering the health service unless an exemption is authorised by senior hospital staff. 

End-of-Life care

There are no limits on number of visitors for people receiving end of life care. We do ask that visits are limited to two (2) hours, and that they are pre-arranged with the Nurse Unit Manager. Vaccination and mask requirements apply, as above.

Accompanying an outpatient to Peter Mac

Patients coming to Peter Mac to attend their specialist clinic, day care, imaging or radiotherapy appointments may attend with  one support person. Vaccination and mask requirements apply, as above.  

*Information updated 20 October 2022