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Patients & Visitors

Visiting Hours

The following information applies to all services and inpatient units with the exception of emergency, maternity and mental health (please see scroll down for information on visiting arrangements for these services).

General visiting hours for Gosford Hospital, Wyong Hospital and Woy Woy Hospital:

10am – 8pm

Maximum two visitors at a time.

All visitors will be screened on entry and must agree to wear a mask and any other personal protective equipment as necessary and follow the advice of staff at all times.

An exemption to any of the above criteria may be permitted on compassionate grounds, on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your treating team.

Visitors will be permitted if they:

  • Have not tested positive to COVID-19 within the past 11 days
  • Are not a close contact of someone who has had COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
  • Do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have not arrived from overseas in the past 7 days.


Emergency Departments

If you are presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) at Gosford Hospital or Wyong Hospital you will be able to have someone accompany you.

For patients who are children, we ask that they are accompanied by only one parent or guardian.

Please speak to ED reception staff if you have specific requirements.


Maternity Services

Antenatal Services

Women may be accompanied by up to two support people. There are no restrictions on children attending appointments.

Gosford Hospital Birthing Suite

Women may nominate up to two support people to join them in the birthing suite.

Gosford Hospital Maternity Ward

Standard hospital visiting hours apply, with a rest period from 1pm to 3pm every day during which only partners will be allowed to visit.

Gosford Hospital Special Care Nursery

Both parents/primary caregivers welcome anytime. Siblings may visit during standard visiting hours.


Children’s Services

Paediatric Inpatient Unit at Gosford Hospital

Standard visiting hours apply. One parent may stay overnight.

Paediatric Unit at Wyong Hospital

Maximum two people may stay with the child.


Mental Health

Patients may have up to two visitors per day.

Monday – Friday: 3pm to 8pm

Weekends and public holidays: 10am – 8pm



For Outpatients changes please visit :

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