General visiting hours

10.00am - 1.00pm

3.00pm - 8.00pm

Please note, all wards have a rest period between 1.00pm - 3.00pm daily. Visiting during this time is not permitted in the majority of wards.

Visiting times on some wards may vary, please confirm with the ward the visiting times. Wards can be contacted via the hospital switch 9926 7111.

If you need to visit outside of the general visiting hours, please discuss this with the Nursing Unit Manager of the ward.


Children's Ward / Paediatrics

Strict visiting hours are not enforced on the Children's Ward / Paediatrics. Parents are welcome at any time.

Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Weekdays: 12.00 - 1.00pm and 4.00 - 8.00pm.

Weekends: 10.00am - 8.00pm

Carers Accommodation

Carers Accommodation Beds The RNSH Patient and Carer Accommodation is a short term accommodation facility managed by the Northern Sydney Local Health District. It provides accommodation for people living in regional and rural areas receiving treatment at RNSH.  

The Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) may cover accommodation charges for patients living more than 100km from treatment, and who are unable to obtain specialist treatment closer to home. For more information, please visit:

For more information please refer to the Carers Accommodation brochure.

Bookings for the RNSH Patient and Carer Accommodation: 

Phone: 9462 9477
Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Afterhours: 9926 7111


No Smoking – Anywhere, Anytime

Our hospital and grounds are smoke-free.

You just don't smoke around hospitals:

  • Individuals observed to be smoking while on hospital grounds may be fined $300
  • Patients who smoke can receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) support during their stay in hospital.

For help to quit smoking call the Quitline 13 7848 or visit