Family accommodation

Family accommodation is available for patients and their immediate families/supports who reside more than 100km from the Women's and have a medical reason for being admitted/treated at the hospital.

Family accommodation comprises of 16 self-contained apartments with their own bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. All linen is provided, but apartments are not serviced during your stay. We have a fully equipped laundry on site with coin-operated washing machines and dryers. Car parking is available on site.

Eligibility

The Women’s is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by the prevention or minimising as far as is practicable of work related injury, illness and trauma.  The Women’s will not tolerate violence in any form.  The safety and security of staff, patients and their familes while staying in Family Accommodation must be assured. Patients wishing to use our Family Accommodation must meet eligibility criteria and complete a risk assessment. They will also be asked to sign a Conditions of Stay form.

Costs

Costs are discussed at time of booking.

A Victorian or Interstate resident who resides more than 100km from the hospital may be eligible for accommodation and travel assistance under the Victorian Patient Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (VPTAS). Most other states provide similar financial assistance, such as NSW Government – Health Share Enable NSW.  Costs vary from state to state therefore you will need to discuss this with the Family Accommodation Officer.

How to make a booking

Bookings can be placed by contacting the Family Accommodation Service. Patients will placed on a booking waiting list. All bookings are subject to availability. Patients need to contact the Family Accommodation Service to confirm the booking two working days prior to the date of stay.

How to get there

Driving directions (Google Maps)


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