Westmead Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Safety guidelines for visitors

Ramsay Health Care recognises its obligation to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees and the health and safety of all other persons on its premises, including patients, visitors, volunteers and contractors.

Surveillance cameras are positioned in common areas within the hospital, providing 24 hour security, along with onsite Security Officers to ensure the safety of those on site.

All Non Patient Visitors

eg. Sales Representatives, Contractors etc
Please ensure that on arrival and exit you sign the visitors book (located at Reception). You are required to wear a name badge at all times.


Contractors attending all areas in the hospital, including consulting suites, must register their presence on site via the Maintenance Manager (Ext 131) or 8837 9131 prior to commencing any work on site. This is to ensure site safety procedures and necessary isolations procedures are in place.

NB: Please ensure that all relevant safety documentation has been completed and forwarded to the Maintenance Manager prior to working on site. Adherence to these statements is mandatory.


All persons performing functions of work or service are to be correctly attired to perform their designated tasks. Safety attire is paramount at all times.

Personal Protective Equipment

Please ensure that the appropriate personal equipment is utilised at all times eg. safety glasses, hearing protection. Please be aware of manual handling requirements.


All accidents/incidents (eg a fall at the hospital etc) and near misses must be reported to the hospital management immediately after the event and entered on Riskman. The appropriate follow up will then be attended.

Fire Safety

At all times, visitors to this site must adhere to the requirements of the Hospital regarding fire safety. All staff are trained in fire safety procedures and will guide visitors appropriately. If you are directed by the Chief Fire Officer to evacuate the premises you should follow those instructions immediately and move to the designated evacuation area/s

Chemicals/Hazardous Substances

All chemicals/hazardous substances required for work practices, other than those used within the Hospital, must be notified and cleared via the Maintenance Department. Safety data sheets and first aid requirements must be submitted to management prior to any use of abovementioned substances.

Infection Control

Visitors to the Ward Unit areas must see the Nurse Unit Manager before entering any patients’ rooms and must also follow any relevant instructions given. Kindly ensure that when coughing or sneezing that tissues or covering your mouth with your hand are used to avoid spread of infection. Routine handwashing should be utilised at all times when working or visiting within the Hospital environment.

Exposure to blood, body fluids or sharps incidents should be reported immediately to the Nurse Unit Manager or Team Leader on duty. The appropriate documentation must be attended to immediately.