COVID-19 (updated 12 Aug 22)
The Friendlies can confirm that we have COVID-positive patients who are being cared for in Unit 5. Their families are being kept informed and they are well looked after by our caring, clever staff. We ask that you assist us during this time.
At this stage, visitors will not be permitted to Unit 5 unless it is for end of life.
Visitors are permitted to the rest of the hospital, but we ask that you wear a mask or stay at home if you are not feeling well.
We have stood up the COVID Management Team and will be providing regular updates.
If you are unwell, please stay at home. Please work with us to manage this – sanitise your hands, wear a mask & social distance.
(Updated 26 July 2022)
Are you visiting The Friendlies Hospital?
Please help us care for our patients by reading the Visitor Guidelines below before entering.
Entry into the Hospital:
Guidelines for Hospital Visitors, you can visit if:
✅ Wear a mask
✅ Maintain social distancing
✅ Use the kiosk to test your temperature
✅ Wash your hands before entering any of the Units
When visiting a patient in one of the Units:
✅ Maximum 2 visitors per patient – please keep your mask on during your entire stay
You can visit at all times if:
✅ You are providing end-of-life support for a patient
Please do not visit in these cases:
❌ No visitors to patients that are in infection control precautions – please contact the unit prior to visiting. (contact us on 1800 333 730 and ask for the patients’ unit reception)
❌ You have been asked to self-quarantine
❌ You have a temperature or respiratory infection symptoms
• Each Unit within the hospital can make decisions around visiting that are in the best interest of the patient. These decisions are based on clinical risk and may change depending on the situation at the time.
• You can protect yourself and others by following this advice, practising social distancing and using good hand hygiene.
Please help us care for our patients, we thank you for your support.
Our Mission: To be the Hospital of choice for friendly quality healthcare.
At the Friendly Society Private Hospital, we are committed to providing you with support and quality care during your hospital stay. Our comprehensive website is designed to address and answer many of the questions you may have prior to your stay with us.
- General Visiting Hours: 10am – 8pm
- CCU Visiting Hours: 10am – 1pm and 3pm – 8pm
- CCU Strictly No Visitors: 1pm – 3pm
Main Reception Operating Hours
Available for general inquiries, admission paperwork, and hospital payments.
- Monday – Friday: 7am to 8pm
- Weekends & Public Holidays: 8am to 3.30pm
Emergency Department Operating Hours
- 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week
For more information about our Emergency Department Service, click here.
Atrium Cafe Operating Hours
- Monday – Friday: 7am – 3:30pm
- Weekends: closed
- Closed Public Holidays
To view our full menu, click here.
Friendly Society Pharmacy (at The Friendlies hospital) Operating Hours
- Monday – Friday: 8.30am-5.30pm
- Saturday: 9am-12pm
- Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
For more information about our Pharmacy, click here.
We at the Friendlies, support our patients in understanding their health, by making health information available in a format and or communication that they understand.
We consider partnership and communication with our patients an essential part of the services that we offer.
The Friendlies is committed to being an inclusive and supportive organisation, with our patients being supported by their consumer rights.
If you as a patient or consumer, require assistance in understanding health information provided by the Friendlies in a format that is suitable to yourself and or you require an interpreter, please contact us in person, via telephone and or email.