Visiting hours

Visiting hours and arrangements at Calvary Mater Newcastle have changed during the coronavirus pandemic to help protect our patients, staff and the community from COVID-19.

On most wards, one visitor per patient is allowed during each visiting period. We ask that this is the main caregiver or significant other. No general visiting is permitted at this time. To comply with physical distancing requirements, a limit of four visitors can be in a shared four-bed patient room at any given time. Unfortunately, children under the age of 16 years of age will be unable to visit, unless there are compassionate circumstances.

Special arrangements are in place for patients who are approaching the end of their life. Please call the nurse in charge of the unit/ward you are visiting prior to your arrival.

All visitors must wear a mask before entering the hospital. Please bring your own mask wherever possible or the hospital will provide it for you.

Visiting periods for most wards are 11am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7pm.

People wishing to visit the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit or Mercy Hospice should speak with staff or phone ahead to find out what visiting arrangements are in place in these specialist units. Phone 4921 1211.

Visit our COVID-19 page for information about other precautions and changes at the hospital.

Local accommodation

If you’d like to stay close to Calvary Mater Newcastle please review our accommodation page for recommendations.