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Visiting information

Ryde Hospital has flexible visiting hours

Research shows that visits from friends and family are important supports to patients during their hospital stay. We want to invite patients and families to be more engaged in care.

We must balance the wishes and needs of all patients and families in each room, and allow for patient care. The appropriate number of visitors at any time for each patient is two but this can be negotiated after discussion with the care team.

Children under 14 years are welcome in all areas of the hospital but must be directly supervised by an adult who is not the patient. Units with immunocompromised patients might need to restrict visits by children in order to protect both the patient's and the child's health.

Family may be asked to wait in the waiting area while staff provide care. Sometimes family may ask or be asked by staff to stay so they can better understand the care needed for the patient once discharged.

Please note: due to COVID-19 there have been restrictions placed on the number of visitors a patient is allowed. Currently, patients are limited to two visitor at a time. Please speak to the nurse unit manager of the ward for more information about visiting patients.


Visiting etiquette


​Stop the spread of COVID-19

Help keep us all safe

  • Stay home if you're unwell
  • Wash your hands regularly​
  • Keep your distance to 1.5 metres
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Two visitors at a time. Please check with the nursing teams on current restrictions.


Be kind. Stay safe.


No smoking – anywhere, anytime Multilingual Quitlines

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.
  • 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