Visiting hours are from 12pm-8pm. This is to allow time for the doctors and nurses to attend to the daily ward rounds. However we recognise that sometimes people struggle to make it in these times and will always do our best to accommodate you. We try to give the patients a rest period in the afternoons, so please discuss with the bedside nurse about when best to
plan your visit.
Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Rd, St Leonards NSW 2065
Tel: (+61) 02 94632633
There are two multi-level car-parks on campus if you wish to drive. Parking vouchers can be organised through our social worker for family members
The hospital is located within walking distance of St Leonards train station. There are also connecting bus routes. Refer to the Transport NSW website for instructions on how to plan your trip via public transport.
The ICU is located on level 6 of the main building. The ICU reception can be accessed by taking the orange lifts to level 6. Please make yourself known to the front desk staff who will assist you. If you are visiting a patient, they will check with the nursing staff to see whether they are ready to receive visitors. Sometimes you may have to wait if a procedure is being performed or the patient is not in the unit (for example, for an imaging scan.)
ICU patients are often critically ill with and at a higher risk of contracting infections. The single best way to prevent this is for staff and visitors to practice hand hygiene. There are pink antiseptic pump bottles at the entrance to ICU and in every room. Please ensure you make use of these for the safety of all our patients.
Whilst you are here visiting the ICU at RNSH you may have questions about where to stay, especially if you are not familiar with the local area. Please discuss this with our Social Worker who will provide you with advice regarding where you can book accommodation nearby and also a list of these hotels, motels, lodges and apartments and their daily charges. In many instances the local accommodation will provide a discount for hospital patients and their families. In some instances the Social Worker may be able to provide hospital based accommodation however the number of available rooms are limited. Lastly, we are aware that you may wish to be by the bedside of your loved one at night and this can also be discussed when you arrive with the social worker, nurses and medical staff.