We welcome visitors. They improve a patient’s recovery and the communication between patients, families and staff.

Key points

  • Visiting hours are from 10am to 8pm, with a rest period between 1.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Two visitors are allowed at the bedside during general visiting hours
  • Masks must be worn in clinical areas and are strongly recommended in non-clinical areas of the hospital
  • Exemptions are in place for end-of-life care - speak to the ward's Nurse Unit Manager
  • You should not enter the hospital if you are unwell, have COVID-19 or are a COVID-19 contact

Visiting hours at the RMH

General visiting hours are between 10am and 8pm. We have a rest period between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Special visiting hours

Some wards have their own visiting hours and rest periods that meet the special needs of their patients. These include:

  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Ward 6 South East (6SE)
  • Ward 7 West
  • Mental health wards located in the John Cade building

Ask the staff in these areas about visiting hours and rest periods.

Find out more about our wards at the RMH Parkville and our wards at the RMH Royal Park.

Why are there set visiting hours?

Our visiting hours support family participation in care, which has been shown to improve the patient’s recovery and improve the communication between patients, families and staff.

How many visitors can a patient have?

Visitors allowed on wards
Visitors to the Emergency Department
Designated visitors

Rest periods and protected mealtimes

Rest periods
Protected mealtimes

Do visitors have to wear a mask?

All visitors must wear a mask in clinical areas of the hospital. Visitors with a mask exemption must wear a face shield.

We encourage you to wear a mask at all times during your visit. Masks are available at our health service entrances and wards.

N95 mask requirements

In some high-risk areas, such as the Emergency Department, visitors and patients must wear N95 masks.

Visitors must also wear N95 masks in:

  • Ward 5 West Day Medical
  • Ward 6 South West
  • Ward 7B

Other wards may also require visitors to wear N95 masks. Find out more about our wards at the RMH Parkville or our wards at the RMH Royal Park.

Do visitors have to check in?

Visitors are no longer required to check in at the RMH Parkville hospital entrances.

You should not enter the hospital if you are unwell, have COVID-19 or are a COVID-19 contact.

Visitors and security after hours

For additional security, most wards will close and lock their doors when general visiting hours finish at 8pm.

Designated visitors may arrange with the Nurse Unit Manager to stay outside general visiting hours. Designated visitors may be asked to wear a green Visitor sticker to help staff identify them.

At the RMH Parkville, access to the wards after visiting hours finish will be via the Emergency Department.

Latest COVID-19 information

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Contact us
The RMH Parkville
(03) 9342 7802
The RMH Parkville
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
The RMH Royal Park
The RMH Royal Park
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
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Last updated 31 October 2023