Information about Visiting King Eddies

December 9, 2020

COVID-19 has changed how we welcome patients and visitors to our hospital.

All patients and visitors to KEMH will be screened either before their scheduled arrival or upon arrival to the ward or department they are attending. 

Patients will be asked:

  • have you tested positive for COVID-19
  • do you have a fever or a cold or a flu-like illness, including symptoms such as, sore throat, cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing?
  • have you travelled outside Western Australia in the past 14 days?
  • have you been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are therefore required to self-isolate for 14 days?

Various areas of the hospital have conditions relating to how people access their services.

Outpatients

To maintain physical distancing in our clinic areas, one person or child can attend your Outpatient appointment with you.  Children under 6 years can attend the KEMH creche.

Labour and Birth Suite

Two people are permitted during your birth on the labour and birth suite – one essential birth partner and one supporter.

Only your essential birth partner can stay with you between the hours of 8am and 8pm daily on the postnatal wards.  This person must remain the same for the duration of your stay.

Only your essential birth partner is permitted in theatre.


Your second support person becomes a visitor once you are transferred to the postnatal wards.

Visitors

Anyone other than an essential birth partner is considered a visitor and must only visit the hospital between standard visiting hours 3pm to 7pm daily. Up to two visitors can visit at any one time.

Gynaecology Patients

Up to two visitors can visit at any one time. 3pm to 7pm daily. 

Mother and Baby Unit

Standard visiting times of 4pm to 7pm daily.

Exemptions

Speak with your care team prior to your appointment or your booking if you would like to be considered for an exemption to these conditions.