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The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) is committed to ensuring the safety, security and privacy of the children and young people we care for, as well as families, carers and staff. We want to ensure the RCH is a safe place for everyone.
From Saturday 25 March 2023, visitors (including parents) will no longer need to check in at Main Street Reception before entering the hospital.
Access to inpatient wards will be by security access pass only, ensuring only those people with prior approval or authorisation (such as parents) have access to patients, families, carers and staff.
Please remember that while you are at the RCH you must wear a mask at all times, except when in a patient room. We ask that you always wear a mask properly (the mask should cover your nose and fit under your chin) whenever an RCH staff member enters a patient’s room – and please do not ever visit if you are unwell.
We respect your right as a parent or carer to determine who should visit your child, and when. So, while your child is an inpatient at the RCH, we ask that you help keep them and others safe in the following ways:
Please keep the safety of all our patients and staff in mind during your visit.
When visiting the RCH you will need to sanitise your hands and wear a surgical or N95 mask (that covers your chin and nose). We provide hand sanitiser and masks for visitors.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and do not visit the hospital.
COVID-19 section for RCH information and resources in English and other languages.