Visitor arrangements for Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC)
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC) prioritises the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, their babies and our staff.
Visitors not permitted to enter CHS health facilities in the ACT
We have made changes for people who are visiting our hospitals and health care facilities. This is to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19.
Due to the COVID-19 response, we need to keep making changes to the way we deliver Women, Youth and Children health services to keep our women and babies safe. We encourage you to regularly check our Temporary changes page for the latest advice.
An early pregnancy and parenting support phone line has been established to support women with early pregnancy, maternal and child health, breastfeeding and emotional wellbeing concerns. You can call 5124 1775 from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. Please leave a voicemail with your name, best contact number and reason for your call and a health professional will return your call.
For the latest information, please read the COVID-19 information for pregnant women fact sheet.
Updated 12 August 2021
Visitor restrictions currently in place
Visitor restrictions are currently in place at all hospitals, community health centres and walk-in centres in the ACT.
The decision to restrict visitors to our health facilities is always a difficult one, but it ensures we can protect the health and safety of everyone. This is especially necessary for our most vulnerable, particularly patients whose health is already compromised.
The visitor policy includes:
- As at 5pm 12 August 2021, no visitors are permitted to enter Canberra Health Services facilities unless in exceptional circumstances such as end of life, birthing or for paediatric care.
- Visitors are strongly encouraged to keep in touch with patients at CHS facilities via phone and/or video calls.
All COVID-19 safe principles and behaviours continue to apply to all visitors.
We understand this is difficult news, but it is necessary to keep everyone as safe as possible.
We have zero tolerance for violence or aggression towards our staff or others.
Anyone exhibiting this behaviour may be refused entry.
We are constantly reviewing these difficult restrictions and will make changes as soon as it is safe to do so.
Welcome to the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC).
The hospital is located on the Canberra Hospital campus and offers a range of services for women, children and families.
Visiting hours for parents and main carers is unrestricted. All other visitors are allowed between 6am and 9pm.
For afterhours access, please press the buzzer at the Centenary Hospital front entrance and security can let you in.
For more information on patient and general visiting hours and other general queries please contact the Canberra Hospital switchboard on 02 5124 0000.