COVID-19: Visiting and staying at PCH

Last updated: 7 May 2021

WA COVID-19 post-lockdown transition: Changes to our service

There will be some changes at our health service to keep our sickest kids safe during the easing of the lockdown restrictions. 

Please check the visitor guidelines before visiting the hospital or attending an appointment.

Visiting guidelines

There are changes to how many people can attend an Outpatient appointment, the Emergency Department and to visit a patient in the hospital. Read more here.

Everyone aged over 12 years must wear a mask. Please remember to bring a mask with you when you visit.

All visitors to PCH must enter via the Emergency Department entrance or the PCH Basement Carpark Entrance. The Main entrance and Northern entrance are both closed to the public and visitors.

Visitor guidelines for Inpatients

Two visitors total, per patient at a time, maximum of four people per day - except in neonatology (at PCH and KEMH) and ICU where visiting is restricted to parents only. Please speak to your treating team if you have any questions. Plan your visiting arrangements in line with the WA Government restrictions in mind.

Visitor guidelines for Outpatients at PCH

Two visitors total, per patient at a time, maximum of four people per day. Please speak to your treating team if you have any questions. Plan your visiting arrangements in line with the WA Government restrictions in mind.

SafeWA app

To enter the hospital for an outpatient appointment, to be admitted as an inpatient or to visit someone, you will need to register using the SafeWA app. You will also be asked some questions about your health and quarantine status by our staff. 

Be COVID-19 safe

Please do not visit us if you are unwell.

If you are at PCH and you start to feel unwell, please speak to a staff member immediately. We appreciate that some of these changes can be challenging, but please remember that our staff are here to help, so treat us with respect. 

While you're with us, please ensure that you:

  • wear a mask
  • use the hand sanitiser stations around the hospital
  • wash your hands regularly
  • cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow
  • keep a safe distance of 1.5m between yourself and others
  • follow the room and lift capacity limits.

Perth Children's Hospital - upcoming surgery and appointments

Booked surgery and procedures

Surgeries and procedures will go ahead as per the information provided in your confirmation message. Speak to the waitlist team using the number provided on your confirmation letter if you have any concerns. 

Outpatients appointments at PCH

Outpatient appointments at PCH will go ahead as per the information provided in your confirmation message. Please follow any instructions provided to you. To reschedule your child's appointment, contact Outpatient Direct or use the Manage my care app. In line with the existing visitor restrictions in our hospital, two accompanying visitors (maximum four per day) and no siblings are allowed. Find out more at outpatient appointments.
 
There may still be other ways of attending your outpatient appointment, including by telephone or video conferencing (Telehealth). 

Retail and amenities at PCH

There may be changes to the opening of retail, food, facilities and amenities at PCH. Read more about these changes here:

What is Coronavirus?

Want to explain what Coronavirus is to kids? Download What is Coronavirus (PDF 5MB).