Visitors Information

NorthernBeaches Hospital is at: 105 Frenchs Forest Road (West) Frenchs Forest NSW 2086.

In addition to traditional signage withinthe hospital, we also have wayfinding machines on the ground floor to assistwith navigation around the hospital.

Visitinghours are in place to ensure that patients have a balanced amount of time withfamily and friends, as well as time to rest and recuperate. For specialcircumstances, including maternity and Intensive Care, please speak to the wardstaff.

Forthe majority of other areas, visiting hours are 10.00am to 1.00pm, then againfrom 3.00pm till 8.00pm. Any visits outside of these hours must have approvalfrom the relevant ward staff.

Childrenmust be supervised at all times whilst visiting in the hospital and noiselevels should be kept to a minimum. Visitors’ lounges are available in eachward.

We have a large retail area on the ground floor with excellent food and drink options from Forest Kitchen, and areas inside and outside the Hospital to sit in comfort. We also have Hudsons Level 7, a cafe located with the specialist consulting suites that anyone can access.

On the ground floor, there is a convenience store, florist, and retail pharmacy for all patients and visitors.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hospital, including patient rooms and public areas. Ensure Wi-Fi is enabled on your device and select the Healthscope network.

Electrical Appliances

Small electrical appliances, such as shavers and hairdryers, may be used in the hospital. However, it is necessary to have these items checked and tagged as electrically safe by a qualified electrician prior to your admission, so please advise nursing staff if you wish to use appliances that have not been checked. Faulty equipment may interfere with the use of vital medical equipment. We do not accept responsibility for damage to, or personal injury from, electrical items bought into the hospital.

Flowers and balloons delivered forpatients will be sent to the patient’s room when permitted. Due to infectioncontrol precautions, live flowers are not permitted in Intensive Care.

As a healthcare facility we endorse a smoke free environment for all staff, visitors and patients. Smoking is, therefore, prohibited in the hospital and on the hospital grounds. For patients who find this difficult, please discuss alternative therapies with your doctor or nurse- we can provide appropriate support. Patients who wish to smoke must leave the hospital grounds at their own risk, unaccompanied by staff. Please inform the ward staff of your intention to do so.

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