Visiting the Intensive Care Unit

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Visiting Intensive Care Unit

When you visit your loved one in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) you will notice monitoring equipment at the bedside, some of which will be connected to your family member. We understand this can be very overwhelming. Our nursing and medical staff will provide you with reassurance and explanations as to why the equipment is used.

Our preferred visiting hours are 2 to 4pm and 5 to 8pm.  Please ask the staff if you wish to visit at other times. There is no visiting between 8am-11am and 4pm-5pm, during the doctors’ regular ward rounds. For the safety and comfort of your loved one, we allow only two visitors at a time. We recommend that only close family visit. We do not limit the length of your visit, however given the critical nature of our patients, they require plenty of rest.

Intensive care unit can be confronting. The following are some guidelines to help.

When visiting your loved one in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) you will notice monitoring equipment at the bedside, some of which will be connected to your family member. We understand this can be very overwhelming. Our nursing and medical staff will provide you with reassurance and explanations as to why the equipment is used.

Visiting hours: Our preferred visiting hours are from 2pm-8pm. Please ask the staff if you wish to visit at other times. There is no visiting between 8am-11am and 4pm-5pm. For the safety and comfort of your loved one, we allow only two visitors at a time. We recommend that only close family visit.

Bringing a child to visit the Intensive Care Unit. For more information

Waiting area: The waiting area is a shared space for all Intensive Care and Coronary Care visitors. Please respect and consider others - large family groups should consider limiting the number of visitors in the waiting area.

We suggest that if the waiting area is full, please use the facilities in the front foyer, or Epping Shopping Plaza. Epping Shopping Plaza has a broad range of facilities and is only a few minutes’ walk from the main entrance. Please take care when crossing the road.