At Hobart Private Hospital we understand that the presence of patient’s friends, families and loved ones is important for their recovery.
Please read through the information below, to ensure you understand our hospitals policies before you arrive.
Following Tasmanian Government advice, and to protect the safety of our staff and patients, unfortunately visitors are no longer permitted in our hospital. There are some limited exceptions where visitors are allowed, in particular for a parent with a dependent child in the hospital, if you are the partner or support person of someone giving birth, and some visits on compassionate grounds. Please speak to hospital staff if you think one of these might apply in your situation. We suggest that other visitors can telephone you via the switchboard or your direct line. We thank you for your understanding and assistance in implementing this policy.
There is both metered parking and multi-storied public car parking facilities within close proximity of Hobart Private Hospital.
The local bus terminal is also within walking distance of the hospital.
Emergency patient 'drop off' can occur at the front entrance and the Department of Emergency Medicine, once the patient is in the care of hospital staff the car must be moved.
Visitor meals can be purchased.
Please speak to someone at the nurse station to order a visitor meal.
There are certain risks involved when bringing food into the hospital.
If you wish to bring food products into the hospital please talk to a nurse at the nurse's station.
Hobart Private Hospital is a 'no smoking facility' in accordance with Tasmanian legislation.
We encourage you to visit your family or friends at Hobart Private Hospital but ask you to consider the patient's state of health and that of any other patients sharing the room.
We kindly ask that an adult closely supervise visiting children at all times.
There are comfortable visitor lounge areas on each ward.
Visiting hours are within the times allocated below:
General Wards 11.00am–2.00pm and 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Maternity 11.00-1.00 and 5.00pm – 8.00pm*
Please note that visits outside these times to the Coronary Care and Critical Care Unit may be arranged with staff.
*Partners or support persons are welcome at all times. All other visitors may visit between the above visiting hours and are asked to be considerate to new mothers and babies.
*All visitors must report to the nurse station prior to visiting. Please check with the nurse regarding children visiting.
In order for our patients to get the best possible rest, the avoidance of overstimulation is important and therefore we also ask that you observe our rest periods between 1.00pm and 3.00pm daily.