Find out changes to hospital visiting hours and how you can protect yourself, our patients and your community.

We know restricted visiting hours have been hard on friends and families and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We have made the following changes effective Friday 8 July.

We are currently performing COVID-19 testing on all elective patients.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital's vaccination centre at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre closed in December, but there are plenty of ways to get a COVID-19 vaccine - including your local GP, pharmacist or a state-run vaccination hub. 

As part of our response to COVID-19 we have made some changes to our outpatient appointments. This includes advice about people who are currently in quarantine and still require medical care including outpatient and imaging appointments.

We have compiled a number of answers about what COVID-19 is, visiting the hospital and how to reduce the spread within the community.

View our COVID-19 informative videos in multiple languages.

Our video guide to wearing masks - how to put them on and take them off properly.

In order to maintain safety standards when discharging COVID positive patients, a plan for safe departure/pickup has been created.