Visitors information

At John Fawkner Private Hospital we understand that the presence of patient’s friends, families and loved ones is important for their recovery.

Please read through all of the information below, to ensure you understand our hospitals policies before you arrive.

COVID-19 Visitor Update

Our visiting hours are 4pm through until 7pm daily.

As always, the protection of our patients and staff is our highest priority.

In response to the current COVID outbreaks, we have made some temporary changes to our visiting arrangements. Until further notice visits will be restricted to two (2) visitors per patient at a time for a maximum of two (2) hours per visit. Visitors are required to remain in the patient’s room and must wear a mask at all times.

The safety of our patients and staff remains our highest priority, and we continue to maintain strict safety protocols on site, including physical distancing, hand hygiene, wearing of masks and temperature checking on arrival. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We apologise for the inconvenience and hardship this may cause, but appreciate your understanding of the need to keep patients as safe as possible during these challenging times.

If you have visited Sydney or other COVID exposure locations recently please refer to the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) website for advice before arranging any visit.

*requires approval of the Hospital Coordinator.

Free on-site parking, including disabled parking, is available on the east side of the hospital off Moreland Road.

Buses run along Moreland Road and stop adjacent to the hospital.

The Moreland train station, on the Upfield line, is a short walk from the hospital.

The Sydney Road tram stops at the Moreland Road intersection which is also a short walk from the hospital.

Alcohol Policy

Visitors or patients are not permitted to bring alcohol into the hospital. Alcohol can have significant adverse effects when combined with medications.


During your stay you will be offered a range of carefully prepared and nutritionally balanced meals to select from.

Your menu will be presented to you daily so you may choose your meals in advance.

The menu has a wide range of choices and if you require assistance with your selection the Food Services Monitor will be pleased to assist you. This includes where you have specific dietary requirements such as low salt, diabetic, Halal, etc.

A ‘specials menu’ is available for our oncology patients, our menu monitor will be able to assist you with your choice.

Our dietitian is also available to assist you with special dietary needs.

Wine and light ale are available to be enjoyed with your evening meal upon request and subject to your doctor’s prior approval.

Meals for relatives or visitors are available for a fee which is charged to your hospital account (no charge to parents of paediatric patients).

John Fawkner Private Hospital is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for patients, visitors, doctors and staff.

John Fawkner Private Hospital is a smoke free hospital which means that smoking is not permitted in any building or outdoor area within the boundaries of the hospital campus and there will be no areas designated for smoking.

It is expected that all patients, visitors, staff, contractors and tenants respect and comply with John Fawkner Private Hospital’s smoke free policy by not smoking while on the premises.

Patients can be contacted by calling the main hospital phone number on 03 9385 2500 and stating the patient’s name.

All telephones in the hospital have an ‘in-dial’ facility so that callers can dial in to the patient’s phone directly without having to go through the hospital's busy switchboard

We ask that mobile phones are switched off while in the hospital as they interfere with medical equipment.

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