Visitor restrictions are in place at Cabrini, as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for more information.

Information for visitors

At Cabrini, we welcome visitors and understand the importance of their support to our patients. We are committed to partnering with our patients and their families, friends and carers to achieve an outstanding experience at Cabrini.


Visiting hours

In the interests of rest, treatment and patient care Cabrini has recommended visiting hours.

For most wards, our visiting hours are between 10 am – 2.30 pm and 4.30 – 8 pm with a rest period in the middle of the day.

There are special arrangements in place for our maternity ward, paediatrics ward, rehabilitation wards and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Please refer to the table below for more information about Cabrini’s visiting hours. It is also a good idea to check with your loved one or their care team before visiting.

General wards

(Malvern and Brighton)

  • Visiting hours: 10 am – 2.30 pm and 4.30 – 8 pm
  • Rest period: 2.30 – 4.30 pm

Maternity ward

  • Visiting hours: 3 – 5 pm and 7 – 8 pm
  • Partners are permitted to visit at any time

Paediatric ward

  • Visiting hours: 10 am – 12 pm and 2 – 8 pm
  • Rest period: 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Parents/guardians are permitted to visit at any time

Rehabilitation wards

  • Visiting hours: 10 am – 12.30 pm and 2.30 – 8 pm
  • Protected meal time: 12.30 – 1.30 pm
  • Rest period: 1.30 – 2.30 pm

Intensive Care Unit

  • No restrictions on visiting hours

Prahran

  • No restrictions on visiting hours

Visiting patients outside of these times may be accommodated based on the patient’s, or where appropriate their carer’s, preferences and needs. Visitors who arrive out of hours will be asked to sign the attendance register at main reception.

For more information about attending a Cabrini hospital or facility, please visit our locations page.

Please do not visit Cabrini if you are unwell or have an infectious illness, including cold and flu symptoms or vomiting and diarrhoea, as these can spread through the hospital very quickly and puts all patients, visitors, volunteers and staff at risk.

To promote a healing environment and respect the rights of all patients, their visitors and our staff we ask that you please:

  • Be courteous, respectful and considerate to all patients, other visitors, volunteers and staff
  • Respect the property of Cabrini and other people, including other patients and visitors
  • Respect all patient’s right to privacy, particularly when visiting patients who are in a shared room
  • Keep noise levels to a minimum, including restricting the use of mobile phones on the ward
  • Supervise any children under 12 years of age who accompany you to the hospital
  • Refrain from using patient bathrooms, particularly in shared rooms
  • Use the hand sanitiser before entering and after leaving a patient’s room
  • Comply with clinical restrictions that may be in place to protect the patient and/or visitors, volunteers or staff and accommodate our staff’s duty to perform clinical care activities

If any family members or friends bring in food for patients, care must be taken in its preparation and transportation. Please refer to the attached guide to storing and reheating food brought in from outside Cabrini.

If you have any questions or concerns about visiting arrangements, please speak to the nurse caring for your loved one or with the nurse in charge of the ward.