Footscray HospitalGordon St FootscrayPhone: 8345 6666
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Visitors are always welcome at Footscray Hospital as they play an important part in the recovery and comfort of patients.
Visiting hours are designed to allow for rest and adequate treatment, which are essential for good patient care; therefore we suggest that no more than two visitors visit a patient at any one time.
Please be reminded that most rooms are shared and therefore discretion and sensitivity are required at all times. We encourage you to be sensitive to the needs of other patients in your ward.
We also ask that children are in the care of a responsible adult at all times.
General ward visiting hours are from 2pm - 8pm.
Visiting hours may vary, so please check with the Nurse Unit Manager at your respective visiting ward.
Some wards are flexible in their visiting hours.
Western Health hopes to make your stay in hospital as comfortable as possible. Here is some information about our facilities that you may want to know before your visit.
Western Health provides a choice of meals and will supply special diets where this is part of your medical care or to meet your cultural needs. Hot and cold drinks are available at morning tea, afternoon tea and supper. Consideration can be given to relatives or friends supplying familiar dishes. However, food should not be supplied to patients by visitors without the permission of nursing staff as it may not be suited to treatment.
The inpatient meal times are as listed below and are served during these periods.
Breakfast Delivery time is 7.35am – 8.25am for all wards
Morning Tea Delivery time is 10.00am – 10.30am for all wards
Lunch Delivery time is 12.00pm – 12.45pm for all wards
Afternoon Tea Delivery time is 2.00pm – 3.00pm for all wards
Dinner Delivery time is 5.00pm – 6.00pm for all wards
We are open:
Monday – Friday 6.00am – 8.00pm·
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 8.00am – 7.00pm
Hot and cold meals and snacks
Cakes, Fruit Salad and Yoghurt
Coffee & Tea and a variety of drinks
Chocolates and other lollies
An ATM is located on the ground floor, next to the Opportunity Shop, in the corridor between the main entrance and the information desk.
Ground Floor, Footscray HospitalShop Phone: 8345 6157
We are open:
Monday – Friday 9.30am -4.00pm; closed Thursdays
Donations taken only during opening hours
Stalls are held on the ground floor on the first Thursday of every month selling home made items, hand knitted rugs/ children’s clothes and socks.
There are many transport and parking options at Footscray Hospital.
Footscray Hospital is an acute teaching hospital with approximately 290 beds (following recent relocation of a number of services to Sunshine Hospital). It provides the majority of acute elective and acute emergency services for Western Health. Patients are provided with a range of inpatient and outpatient services including acute general medical and surgical, intensive and coronary care, sub-specialty medicine, surgical services, and related clinical support. Research covering a range of medical, surgical and specialty areas is also conducted at the hospital.Footscray Hospital is located 10 minutes from the CBD.