Guide to the RCH

Visiting hours

  • Visitors are very welcome and are wonderful for company and distraction.  Please remind family and friends that patients require lots of rest to recuperate and ask that they observe visiting hours. Visitors are welcome between 8am-12pm and 2pm-8pm. Parents and primary carers can attend at any time.

    Visiting hours end at 8pm and doors into the hospital are locked at 8.30pm. Entry and exit after this time is via the Emergency Department only. If you are staying with your child overnight and need to leave the ward, speak to the nursing staff.

    It's important to minimise patients' exposure to coughs and colds. Talk to nursing staff if you need help understanding when it is and isn't a good idea for family and friends to visit.

    Visitors are welcome to send gifts, however all balloons must be latex-free.  It’s best to check with the staff on your child’s ward before sending flowers as some wards cannot allow flowers in patients’ rooms due to hygiene and infection control reasons.