Visting Hours

Visitors are always welcome at our hospitals as they play an important part in the recovery and comfort of patients. Visiting hours are designed to allow for rest and adequate treatment, which are essential for good patient care; therefore we suggest that no more than two visitors visit a patient at any one time.

Please be reminded that most rooms are shared and therefore discretion and sensitivity are required at all times. We encourage you to be sensitive to the needs of other patients in your ward. We also ask that children are in the care of a responsible adult at all times.

Visiting Times

General: 2.00pm-8.00pm

Maternity: 2.00pm - 4.00pm, 6.30pm-8.00pm
(partners or support person exempt)

Children's Ward: 10.30am-7.00pm
(parents anytime)

Visiting hours vary throughout the hospitals, so please check with the Nurse Unit Manager at your respective visiting ward. Some wards are flexible in their visiting hours.

For more information about visiting hours contact your hospital's switchboard.

Western Hospital - 8345 6666, Sunshine Hospital - 8345 1333, The Williamstown Hospital - 9393 0100


The hospital provides a choice of meals and will supply special diets where this is part of your medical care or to meet your cultural needs. Hot and cold drinks are available at morning tea, afternoon tea and supper. Although it may not be possible to cater for every cultural or ethnic diversity, consideration can be given to relatives or friends supplying familiar dishes. However, food should not be supplied to patients by visitors without the permission of nursing staff as it may not be suited to treatment.

Meal Serving Times

Breakfast: 8.00am -9.15am
Lunch: 12.15pm - 2.00pm
Dinner: 5.15pm - 6.45pm

28 February, 2010