- For patients and visitors
- Visitor information
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions
As a part of our coronavirus (COVID-19) management plans and advice from authorities, we are undertaking a number of precautions to help keep people within our hospitals and facilities safe from harm.
We ask that our patients have only one designated visitor for the duration of their stay, and that no other visitors access our hospital during this time.
All visitors can expect to be screened on entry and cannot visit if they:
- have travelled within 14 days of the planned visit;
- have recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus;
- are under the age of 16;
- are feeling unwell.
This decision has been made in the best interests of you, your family, all our patients and caregivers, and to help us protect the more vulnerable in our facilities.
Thank you in advance for your support of this.
Please read our latest advice about what to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit someone in hospital.
If you are seeking assistance, or testing for coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit your nearest COVID-19 clinic; or contact your GP.
You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
If you are visiting a patient, please only come during visiting hours and for the health and safety of our patients, consider delaying your visit if you are unwell.
We understand the importance of staying connected to your friends and family while you are in hospital. We encourage visitors during our regular visiting hours.
Regular visiting hours (all wards except Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit)
10.00am to 6.00pm
10.00am to 4.00pm
Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit visiting hours
10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 6.00pm.
Getting here and parking
We have paid onsite parking accessible by the Drummond Street North entrance. There are two bus stops located on Drummond Street North. Ballarat train station is 1.2km away.
More information can be found on our getting here and parking page.
Cafe and gift shop
A cafe is located on the ground floor and offers a variety of fresh foods and barista coffee. We also have a gift shop run by the hospital Auxiliary that offers a wide variety of local and imported merchandise.
For more information please visit our facilities page.
Staying in touch with loved ones isn’t limited to visiting hours with our hospital WiFi. Both patients and visitors can enjoy free internet access.
To access the hospital WiFi:
- connect to the “Guest” wireless network
- enter your details and accept terms and conditions
- click the “Hotspot Login” button.
Accommodation for relatives
Short term accommodation is available at Rotary House on the hospital grounds and boarders can stay overnight if the patient is staying in a single/private room.
Our hospital is a smoke free campus. Smoking is not permitted in any building, outdoor area or vehicle within the boundary of our site.
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