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Westmead Hospital

Visitor Information

Visiting hours

Most wards have their own special visiting hours. Visitors are requested to take note of signage on the wards regarding the visiting hours or call the ward prior to visiting.

Special areas such as Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Centre for New Born Care and all other high dependency units have restricted visiting. Visitors are requested to call the ward before visiting.

Patient enquiries: Phone (02) 8890 5555, 8:30am – 8:00pm

Visitor’s rights & responsibilities

Your responsibilities as a consumer, carer or community member:

  • Treat all staff, volunteers, patients and visitors with respect, courtesy and without discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, culture, disability or sexual preference. 
  • Tell staff your own medical history, including medications taken, family history of any allergies you may have. 
  • Tell the staff if you do not understand any tests or treatments. 
  • Tell the staff if you are receiving other treatments, or if you stop or change any treatments or medications. 
  • Cooperate with any treatment provided. 
  • Tell the staff if your religious or cultural beliefs make it difficult for you to agree with the recommended treatment. 
  • Keep appointments, or let staff know if you need to cancel or change an appointment.
  • Ensure that when you receive treatment at home, your home is free from tobacco smoke, violence, harassment and that all animals are restrained. 
  • Be involved, along with your carer, in decision making about your health care. 
  • Give feedback about your experiences in using the health services. 

Meal times for patients

The inpatient meal times are as follows (meals are served during these periods):

  • Breakfast: 7:00am – 8:15am
  • Morning Tea: 10:00am – 11am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:15pm
  • Afternoon Tea: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Dinner: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
  • Supper: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Healthy food & drink options for patients & visitors

Recently, NSW Health announced its plan to move NSW Health facilities towards providing healthier food and drink options for staff and visitors.

One of the first initiatives is to remove all sugary drinks with no nutritional value, such as soft drinks, from sale by December 2017.

The overall aim of the new healthy food framework is to support our staff and visitors to make healthy food and drink choices by increasing healthy options and decreasing less healthy options from sale/catered events.

The framework doesn’t apply to patients, or foods and drinks brought in by staff and visitors from outside our hospitals.

Westmead Hospital was the first Sydney hospital to trial the removal of sugary drinks in its vending machines and cafes.

Over the coming months, all health facilities across western Sydney and NSW will remove sugary drinks from sale.

For more information, visit Healthy Food and Drink Framework.