Port Macquarie Private Hospital

Visitor Code of Conduct

Port Macquarie has developed a Code of Conduct so that visitors understand that a certain level of behavior is expected and hospital staff understand their rights in order to protect patients, staff and other visitors.

All visitors to Port Macquarie have the following obligations to other visitors, patients, doctors and hospital staff:

  • Keep noise to a minimum so as not to disturb others.

  • To comply with lawful requests by Medical Practitioners and Hospital Staff.

  • Not to smoke within Boundary of the hospital.

  • Not to consume alcohol on the premises – unless authorised by the Manager of the ward.

  • Respect the property of others and not to damage or misuse the property.

  • Be courteous and polite.

  • Show consideration and respect for the dignity and privacy of other patients.

  • To keep children under control at all times.

  • Comply with visiting times.

Where hospital staff believe visitors behavior to be improper, staff may:

  • Request visitors to behave in accordance with this Code of Conduct.

  • Request visitors to leave the Hospital.

  • Take all reasonable and necessary action to escort offenders from the Hospital premises and to ensure that they do not return to the Hospital. Port Macquarie Private Hospital reserves its rights to take any action which may be necessary to prevent any disruption by any persons upon the Hospital premises and by entering upon the premises all visitors accept this Code of Conduct.