Visitor information and restrictions

Due to rising community transmission of COVID-19 and to ensure the safest possible environment for patients and staff within Peter Mac, we are now closed to visitors.

Effective from 4.00pm on Tuesday, 21 September, visitors are not permitted in our inpatient wards - except to visit patients receiving end-of-life care.

End-of-Life care

In those limited circumstances, inpatients receiving end-of-life care can have up to two visitors at a time, with a maximum of 4 visitors per day and the visit must be pre-arranged with the Nurse Unit Manager.

Our ambulatory patients, or outpatients

Also, to further minimise foot traffic, we ask our ambulatory patients attending appointments or day treatments to please - if possible - attend Peter Mac on your own.

You can bring one support person in exceptional circumstances only.

For all people entering our building, please note

For all people entering our building, a pre-attendance risk assessment is undertaken. People who fail the pre-attendance risk assessment are prohibited from entering the health service, unless an exemption applies. Only in exceptional circumstances can a hospital allow a person to visit a hospital if they are a known contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, or a returned overseas traveller in mandatory quarantine, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Exemptions can only be authorised by senior hospital staff and, in some instances, must also be approved by the Chief Health Officer / Deputy Chief Health Officer due to the risks involved. Strict conditions may apply to these visits. Please discuss this with hospital staff. 

If you would like more information please visit the Department of Health website.