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Coronavirus: Stay at home

Health information and advice to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Hospital service disruptions and visiting restrictions (COVID-19)

Last updated: 25 May 2020 at 4.00pm

There is information on this page for each hospital about:

  • outpatient appointments
  • day case and inpatient appointments
  • visitor restrictions

This page will be updated regularly.

If you have an upcoming hospital appointment

Some patient’s hospital appointments have changed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Your hospital will phone you if you have an upcoming appointment and it is going ahead. You do not need to take any action. Do not go to hospital unless your appointment is confirmed.

Visiting

We have changed visiting arrangements in hospitals to help protect our patients. See below for restrictions at each hospital.

Get medical help if you need it

Emergency departments (EDs) are still open and are here to help in all medical emergencies.

In particular, if you or someone else is showing signs of a stroke or heart attack do not be afraid to go to your local ED.Call 112 or 999 immediately for emergency help.

Carlow

St Luke’s General Hospital Carlow/Kilkenny

Outpatient Appointments

All outpatient clinics with the exception of oncology and antenatal clinics have been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non urgent elective surgery has been postponed.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

    • parents visiting children
    • people visiting patients at end of life
    • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia
    • people visiting patients in critical care

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Maternity Unit

  • Visiting the Special Care Baby Unit is restricted to parents or guardians only
  • Visiting is restricted to the birth partner in the labour ward only.
  • Visiting is not permitted to the ante-natal and post-natal inpatient wards. These restrictions will continue to include the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit, Fetal Assessment Unit and Obstetric Assessment Unit

Children are not allowed to visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor is allowed per patient.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Cavan

Cavan General Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

Antenatal and Oncology outpatient appointments are going ahead.

All other out-patient appointments have been postponed until further notice.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All in-patient and day-care procedures have been postponed until further notice.

The hospital will contact you directly by phone if you are still required to attend for your urgent procedure. We will be in touch with patients to reschedule for a later date.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parent/Guardian visiting children (one parent or guardian only)
  • for women giving birth or in labour, one named nominated companion may attend. (Visitors are not permitted in ante natal or post-natal wards)
  • people visiting patients at end of life - this is to be discussed with the ward manager

  • people visiting patients in critical care - this is to be discussed with the ward manager

Children are not permitted to visit the hospital, even in the above cases. Patients attending antenatal appointments or the Early Pregnancy Unit are requested to attend unaccompanied

Hospital security is in place to ensure compliance with these restrictions.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Clare

Ennis Hospital

Outpatient appointments

Almost all outpatient appointments are postponed.

These appointments are going ahead as normal:

  • Antenatal clinic
  • Warfarin clinic (Wednesday 10am to 12pm)

Ennis Injury Unit is open 8am to 8pm seven days a week

Day case and inpatient appointments

These appointments are postponed:

  • Day case surgery
  • Endoscopy

We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • people visiting patients at end of life
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children are not allowed to visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor is allowed per patient.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Cork

Bantry General Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

Some outpatient appointments have been reduced or rescheduled. Podiatry appointments are proceeding where there is an urgent requirement.

Local Injury Unit (LIU) is running as normal.

Inpatients

Urgent Endoscopy Theatre continues.

Visiting restrictions

Strict visiting restrictions are in place. Visiting is reviewed on a case by case basis.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath.

Screening

All patients and visitors will have their temperature taken before they enter the hospital in order to screen for risk of COVID-19

Cork University Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

Many of our scheduled outpatient appointments have been cancelled or replaced by telephone clinics. If you are to attend an outpatient appointment in CUH you will be contacted directly by the hospital, otherwise your appointment has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for another date/time.

Appointments for these services are going ahead as normal:

  • Dialysis
  • Dressing clinic
  • Warfarin clinic
  • Endoscopy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Infusions
  • Radiology
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • EEG/EMG
  • Cardiology diagnostics
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

Children's outpatients’ appointments have stopped. A specialist will call you to discuss your child’s condition.

But urgent reviews and assessments are still taking place. Do not delay contacting your GP if your child is unwell.

Inpatients

CUH has reduced all inpatient and day case activity and patients will be contacted directly regarding their scheduled surgery.

Visiting restrictions

Strict visiting restrictions are in place. Visiting is reviewed on a case by case basis.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Cork University Maternity Hospital

Outpatient appointments

Only the women attending the appointment – No partners, children or companions

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

Gynaecology and Antenatal Clinics:

  • Non-urgent gynaecology appointments and procedures are postponed. Priority cases will continue.

Visiting restrictions

Management at the Cork University Maternity Hospital have taken the following precautionary measures regarding visitor restrictions at the hospital with immediate effect:

  • Women admitted for induction of labour or in labour can have one nominated companion. This companion can only join the patient when she is in labour or called for caesarean section.
  • For all other inpatients, including Antenatal inpatients and Postnatal inpatients: No visitors allowed
  • For patients in the NICU: One parent only - MOTHERS ONLY
  • For Outpatients: Only the women attending the appointment – No partners, children or companions

Screening

All staff, patients must enter the hospital via the front main entrance and will be screened for risk of COVID-19 symptoms and their temperature will be taken before they enter the hospital

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Mallow General Hospital

Outpatient appointments

We are operating Out-patient clinics via telephone only.

The Injury Unit has re-opened and is now temporarily located within the Out-patient building to the rear of the hospital. The Injury Unit is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm and can be contacted on Tel 022 30379.

The Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital remains closed due to infection control. This will be reviewed again on 17th April.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All day services have been postponed.

Visiting restrictions

Strict visiting restrictions are in place. Visiting is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Mercy University Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

All routine and non-time critical out-patient appointments are postponed until Monday, 13th April.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All elective surgery and day case procedures, inclusive of endoscopic and pain procedures are postponed until Monday, 13th April.

No day case services are being provided with the exception of oncology, selected infusions and selected endoscopy procedures.

The hospital is providing in essence an emergency service.

Additional Information

There will be exceptions to the situation above to address critical needs. In such cases patients will be contacted directly by the hospital and provided with appointment details. Patients are being asked not to attend the hospital unless they are contacted by the hospital and provided with a specific appointment.

Visiting restrictions

Due to prevailing infection control issues, visiting at the Mercy is restricted to patients who are critically ill or who have specific care needs, or who are inpatients in St. Anne’s Ward.

  • Only one permitted visitor per patient is allowable at one time.
  • Children are not allowed to visit.

Strict visiting restrictions are in place. Visiting is reviewed on a case by case basis.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

Some outpatient appointments have been postponed. But urgent cases will still be seen. Phone and online clinics are taking place where possible.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All appointments are going ahead as normal. You should go to your appointment unless you are told not to.

Visiting restrictions

Strict visiting restrictions are in place. Visiting is reviewed on a case by case basis.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Donegal

Letterkenny University Hospital

Outpatient appointments

All non-urgent outpatient clinics will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Diagnostic Tests

All non-urgent diagnostic tests will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent elective inpatient and day case surgery will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

  • people visiting patients in critical care

In the maternity department, patients are not allowed visitors except for:

  • patients who have experienced pregnancy loss
  • patients in critical care
  • a parent of an infant in the Special Care Baby Unit
  • birthing partners of women in labour may attend. If a partner has any symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath) they cannot attend. In this instance, an alternative birth partner may attend.

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor is allowed per patient.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Dublin

Beaumont Hospital Dublin

Outpatient Appointments, Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All in-patient and day-care procedures, as well as out-patients appointments, have been postponed until further notice.

The hospital will contact you directly by phone if you are still required to attend for your urgent procedure/appointment.

A number of our Clinicians are holding virtual clinics (telephone call) for some outpatient appointments and hospital staff will contact these patients directly.

The hospital will be in touch with patients to reschedule for a later date as soon as it safe to do so.

Visiting restrictions

There is a no visiting order in place in Beaumont Hospital. This means that the hospital is closed to all visitors except in exceptional clinical circumstances where very limited permission to visit may be granted by prior agreement from the Clinical Nurse Manger on the ward – these patients may include those in Critical Care Units and loved ones receiving end of life care. No children are permitted to visit even in exceptional circumstances.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

All outpatient appointments have been postponed. The hospital will be contacting patients.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non urgent elective surgeries have been postponed. The hospital will be contacting patients.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children

  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor is allowed per patient.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown

Outpatient appointments

All outpatient appointments have been postponed until further notice.

The hospital will contact you directly by phone if you are still required to attend for your urgent procedure/appointment. We will be in touch with patients to reschedule for a later date.

Day case and inpatient appointments

All in-patient and day-care procedures have been postponed until further notice.

The hospital will contact you directly by phone if you are still required to attend for your urgent procedure/appointment. We will be in touch with patients to reschedule for a later date.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • People visiting patients at end of life or critical care – this is to be discussed at with the ward manager
  • Only one visitor is allowed per patient in this circumstance

Children are not allowed to visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Children's Health Ireland at Connolly in Blanchardstown

Outpatient Appointments

All non-essential outpatients appointments are postponed until further notice.

We are working to provide services in a different way where possible. This includes virtual clinics (telephone call) for some OPD appointments, these patients will be contacted by medical staff.

Visiting restrictions

Only 1 Parent / Guardian is allowed to be with their child at any time.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Coombe Hospital Dublin

Outpatient appointments

All non-urgent gynaecology postponed. No new appointments will be issued.

Maternity patients should attend their outpatient appointment alone. Partners, companions and children will not be admitted to the hospital building.

Please do not bring children to your appointment.

Day case and inpatient appointments

All non-urgent gynaecology in theatre will be postponed. At present Colposcopy will continue but reviewed on a daily basis.

Visiting restrictions

Visiting restrictions are in place. The only visitors allowed access to the hospital will be:

    • designated partner/visitor (accompany patient/visit on the Delivery Suite/Labour Ward
    • mothers only of infant(s) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Visiting suspended until further notice:

  • No visitors allowed on the Antenatal, Postnatal, Private Ward and the Gynaecology Ward until further notice.

Crumlin - Children’s Health Ireland

Outpatient Appointments

All non-essential outpatients appointments are postponed until further notice.

We are working to provide services in a different way where possible. This includes virtual clinics (telephone call) for some Outpatient appointments, these patients will be contacted by medical staff.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-essential inpatient and day case (medical and surgical) activity is postponed until further notice.

Some critical areas will remain open and these families will be contacted with specific details.

Visiting restrictions

Only 1 Parent / Guardian is allowed to be with their child at any time.

Each inpatient will be issued 1 Visitor's Card.

No children are permitted to visit the children’s hospital.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Holles St - National Maternity Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

All antenatal classes are postponed.

All Gynaecological and Physiotherapy outpatient appointments are postponed.

Visiting restrictions

Come alone if you are attending:

  • Antenatal Visit
  • Ultrasound Scan

You may bring a birth partner/support person with you if you are:

  • admitted as an inpatient to a Ward
  • attending the Labour/Delivery Ward
  • visiting your baby in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Outpatient appointments

All elective orthopaedic outpatient appointments are postponed until further notice. Patients whose appointments are being deferred are being contacted by phone. In addition, the Mater Hospital will be moving all fracture clinics to the Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic starting from next Wednesday, 18 March.

Day case and inpatient appointments

All non-urgent elective orthopaedic and spinal services are postponed.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • people visiting mental health patients
  • people visiting patients at end of life
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, people with dementia
  • people visiting patients in critical care

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Rotunda Maternity Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

Gynaecology appointments have been postponed.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

Elective Gynaecology has been postponed. Our Appointment Scheduling team will be in touch directly if you are affected.

Visiting restrictions

  • Visitors are not allowed except for one person for women in labour.
  • Partners or children cannot go with patients to outpatient appointments.
  • In the neonatal intensive care unit, only mothers may visit for 15 minutes per day.

For all Outpatient appointments including Booking Visits, Antenatal Appointments, Ultrasound & Fetal Assessment Unit, Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit) Partners, companions or children are not permitted to attend.

The Emergency and Assessment Unit is open to evaluating complaints that are DIRECTLY RELATED to pregnancy or gynaecology. However, we encourage you not to come in if not necessary. We have a direct Rotunda Helpline if you have queries and concerns relating to your pregnancy. Call 01 817 2575.

Parent Education Classes

Parent education classes, including physiotherapy classes, breastfeeding classes and nutrition in pregnancy classes are cancelled until further notice. If you are booked in for these classes, you will be contacted with links to online learning materials and resources.

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

All outpatient clinics have been postponed. The hospital will be contacting patients.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent electives have been postponed or are under review. The hospital will be contacting patients.

Emergency Department (ED) – Patients will be seen by appointment only moving forward.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children

  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor is allowed per patient.

St Columcille’s Loughlinstown

Outpatient Appointments

All outpatient clinics have been postponed.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent electives have been postponed. The hospital will be contacting patients.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia
  • people visiting patients in critical care

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

St James Hospital Dublin

Outpatient Appointments

All out-patients appointments are postponed. All patients will be contacted in time about rescheduling their appointment.

Please do not come to the hospital for an appointment unless you are contacted by us and asked to attend.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-essential day case and endoscopy procedures and surgeries (medical and surgical) are postponed until further notice. Please do not come to the hospital for an appointment unless you are contacted by us and asked to attend.

All non-urgent admissions to the hospital are postponed. You will be contacted by the Hospital’s Admissions Office to reschedule.

Visiting restrictions

We are requesting that the public do not visit the hospital at this time.

In exceptional clinical circumstances, visiting will be facilitated for patients by prior agreement from the Clinical Nurse Manger on the ward.

St Luke's Radiation Oncology Network

Outpatient Appointments, Day and Inpatient Surgeries

Please attend for your appointment as usual unless contacted by the hospital in advance. In order to limit numbers within the hospital, we respectfully request that only patients attend the hospital where possible

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life
  • people accompanying patients for out-patient appointments or radiotherapy

In-patient visiting is only allowed in exceptional circumstances.

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

St Michael’s Hospital Loughlinstown

Outpatient Appointments

All outpatient appointments and procedures are postponed until further notice. We will be in touch with patients to reschedule for a later date.

All clinical teams are reviewing each patient on a case by case basis and will contact patients to attend earlier if clinically required to do so.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non urgent elective surgery and been postponed.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children

  • critically ill patients

  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

St Vincent’s University Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

All outpatient appointments and procedures are postponed until further notice. We will be in touch with patients to reschedule for a later date.

All clinical teams are reviewing each patient on a case by case basis and will contact patients to attend earlier if clinically required to do so.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non urgent elective surgery and been postponed.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life
  • people visiting patients in critical care
  • parents visiting children
  • people visiting patients in mental health
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Tallaght - Children’s Health Ireland

From midnight on Friday the 27 March we will ask the Public not to attend our ED.

Please attend the ED at Crumlin or Temple Street Hospitals

All Paediatric Services have been temporarily transferred to Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin, Children's Health Ireland at Temple Street and Children's Health Ireland at Connolly.

Further information on http://www.tuh.ie/!ZDLT7O

Outpatient Appointments

All non-essential outpatients appointments are postponed until further notice.

We are working to provide services in a different way where possible. This includes virtual clinics (telephone call) for some OPD appointments, these patients will be contacted by medical staff.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-essential inpatient and day case (medical and surgical) activity is postponed until further notice.

Some critical areas will remain open and these families will be contacted with specific details.

Visiting restrictions

Only 1 Parent / Guardian is allowed to be with their child at any time.

Each inpatient will be issued 1 Visitor's Card.

No children are permitted to visit the children’s hospital.

Tallaght University Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

All elective inpatient, day case and outpatient activity is being postponed unless it is deemed essential/time-critical. If you are a patient, please do not attend the hospital unless you have been contacted directly to do so.

The Oncology Day Ward has temporarily moved offsite. It is now located on the 5th Floor of the Russell Building, Tallaght Cross West.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All elective inpatient, day case and outpatient activity is being postponed unless it is deemed essential/time critical. If you are a patient, please do not attend the Hospital unless you have been contacted directly to do so.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Temple Street - Children’s Hospital Ireland

Outpatient Appointments

All non-essential outpatients appointments are postponed until further notice.

We are working to provide services in a different way where possible. This includes virtual clinics (telephone call) for some OPD appointments, these patients will be contacted by medical staff.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-essential inpatient and day case (medical and surgical) activity is postponed until further notice.

Some critical areas will remain open and these families will be contacted with specific details.

Visiting restrictions

Only 1 Parent / Guardian is allowed to be with their child at any time.

Each inpatient will be issued 1 Visitor's Card.

No children are permitted to visit the children’s hospital.

Galway

University Hospital Galway

Outpatient Appointments

Non-urgent outpatient clinics will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Diagnostic Tests

The chest x-ray walk-in services on both hospital sites (University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital) are currently suspended, as are referrals from GPs for plain film imaging and ultrasound.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

From Monday, 16 March all non-urgent elective inpatient and day-case surgery will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

  • people visiting patients in critical care

  • parents of children in the paediatric ward

  • birthing partners of women in labour

Visiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Mothers only allowed to visit for 30 minutes at a time, avoid morning visits.
  • Visiting criteria is under constant review.

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Merlin Park University Hospital

Outpatient appointments

From Monday, 16 March all non-urgent outpatient clinics will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Diagnostic Tests

All non-urgent diagnostic tests will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

The chest x-ray walk-in services on both hospital sites (University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital) are currently suspended, as are referrals from GPs for plain film imaging and ultrasound.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

From Monday, 16 March all non-urgent elective inpatient and day case surgery will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

  • people visiting patients in critical care

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Portiuncula University Hospital

Outpatient appointments

From Monday, 16 March all non-urgent outpatient clinics will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Diagnostic Tests

All non-urgent diagnostic tests will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

From Monday, 16 March all non-urgent elective inpatient and day case surgery will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

  • people visiting patients in critical care

  • parents of children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or the paediatric ward

  • birthing partners of women in labour

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Kerry

University Hospital Kerry

Outpatient appointments

Out-patient appointments have reduced to time critical appointments only.

Inpatients

Time critical Elective Surgeries are proceeding only.

Normal Endoscopy services have ceased as of 30th March. Emergency endoscopies may be facilitated following consultation with surgical services.

Visiting restrictions

Strict visiting restrictions in place. Visiting is reviewed on a case by case basis.

Kildare

Naas General Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

Clinics will proceed on a reduced basis according to priority. There will be a mix of physical and virtual (telehealth) clinics.

We will contact patients directly to arrange the appointment. We will ask patients not to enter the hospital and outpatients department until their scheduled appointment time. This allows for physical distancing measures to be implemented.

All non-urgent outpatient appointments have been postponed. We will contact patients directly.

The Oncology Haematology Day Services have temporarily relocated to Express Centre in Level 2, Vista Primary Care, Naas.

The Warfarin Clinic has temporarily moved to Affidea in Vista Primary Care Centre, Naas.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent inpatient and day cases have been postponed until further notice. We will contact patients directly.

All urgent cases are proceeding. We will contact patients directly.

We are also recommencing other scheduled care where possible. This will be on a phased basis.

Visiting Restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • patients at end of life
  • people visiting patients in critical care

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, families and friends wishing to send personal messages to their loved ones in isolation at Naas General Hospital can now do so via email. Click here for further details.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Kilkenny

St Luke’s General Hospital Carlow/Kilkenny

Outpatient Appointments

All outpatient clinics with the exception of oncology and antenatal clinics have been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

The CIVU which was located in the Day Services Unit has now been relocated to Aut Even Hospital. Contact 056 777 5271

The Oncology Unit will be moving to Aut Even on Friday 10th April for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Contact Reception on 056 771 7097 or Nurses Station 056 771 7100

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent elective surgery has been postponed.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

    • parents visiting children
    • people visiting patients at end of life
    • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia
    • people visiting patients in critical care

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Maternity Unit

  • Visiting the Special Care Baby Unit is restricted to parents or guardians only
  • Visiting is restricted to the birth partner in the labour ward only.
  • Visiting is not permitted to the ante-natal and post-natal inpatient wards. These restrictions will continue to include the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit, Fetal Assessment Unit and Obstetric Assessment Unit

Children are not allowed to visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor is allowed per patient.

Laois

Midlands Hospital Portlaoise

Outpatient Appointments

All non-urgent outpatient appointments have been postponed until further notice. We will contact patients directly.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent inpatient and day cases have been postponed until further notice. We will contact patients directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life
  • people visiting patients in critical care
  • parents of children in intensive care or the paediatric ward
  • partners of patients in the maternity unit

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Limerick

Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

Outpatients appointments

Most outpatient appointments are postponed.

Warfarin Clinic is held Tuesdays. 10am to 12pm.

Day case and inpatient procedures

Most elective surgeries are postponed. If your surgery is going ahead, we will contact you to confirm this.

All elective surgeries for children are going ahead.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

University Hospital Limerick

Outpatient appointments

Outpatient appointments are postponed except for:

  • dialysis
  • cancer services (oncology and haematology day ward; haematology and oncology OPD clinics; medical oncology clinics; Ward 4B appointments)
  • OPAT (antibiotic therapy)
  • fracture Clinic
  • paediatrics oncology and radiology day case
  • paediatric diabetes service

A limited number of other urgent outpatient appointments will go ahead. If your appointment is going ahead, we will contact you to confirm this.

If your appointment is postponed, we will contact you to reschedule your appointment.

Outpatient Radiology Curtailment UHL

  • GP-referred outpatient X-Ray appointments are postponed for four weeks from Wednesday, 18 March. Affected patients will be contacted and offered an appointment at Croom.
  • Non-urgent CT, MRI and ultrasound outpatient imaging postponed.
  • All non-urgent outpatient and day-case image-guided procedures postponed.

Please note minor injuries presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) at UHL are being temporarily rediverted Injury Units at St John’s Hospital (8am-7pm), Ennis Hospital (8am-8pm) and Nenagh Hospital (8am-8pm). Patients presenting outside of these hours with a minor that cannot wait until the following day can still attend ED at UHL.

The UHL Warfarin Clinic is provided at Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons, Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 11.00am.

Day case and inpatient procedures

All day case and inpatient procedures are postponed unless we have contacted you to confirm your appointment is going ahead.

We will contact you to reschedule postponed appointments.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • people visiting patients at end of life
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Visitors to the intensive care unit (ICU) are not allowed under any circumstances.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

University Maternity Hospital Limerick

Outpatient appointments

Parentcraft/antenatal class and feeding class are postponed.

These appointments are going ahead:

  • Antenatal clinic
  • Colposcopy clinic
  • Diabetes in pregnancy clinic

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit is open.

Outpatient obstetric ultrasound imaging will continue in University Maternity Hospital Limerick for now.

Inpatient appointments

Elective c-sections and induction of labour are going ahead.

Visiting restrictions

Visiting is not permitted at this time except for partners and support persons of women in the labour ward only.

Children are not allowed to visit the hospital.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

St John’s Hospital

Outpatient appointments

All outpatient clinics are postponed. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.

St John’s Hospital Injury Unit has extended its opening hours and is now open from 8am to 7pm seven days a week.

The Warfarin Clinic will run Tuesdays and Fridays. Phlebotomy is from 8.30am to 10:00am and patient follow up by telephone from 12.30pm.

X-ray services will continue as normal at St John’s Hospital for now.

Non-urgent CT, MRI and ultrasound outpatient imaging is postponed for four weeks from Wednesday, 18 March. All affected patients will be contacted.

All non-urgent outpatient and day-case image-guided procedures postponed for four weeks from Wednesday, 18 March.

Day case and inpatient procedures

All elective surgery is postponed. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.

The Warfarin Clinic is going ahead.

For a limited number of other urgent outpatient appointments, patients will be called directly by staff to confirm the appointment.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • people visiting patients at end-of-life
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Louth

Drogheda - Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Outpatient appointments

All out-patient appointments have been postponed until further notice.

Day case and inpatient surgeries

All in-patient and day-care procedures have been postponed until further notice.

The hospital will contact you directly by phone if you are still required to attend for your urgent procedure/appointment. We will be in touch with patients to reschedule for a later date.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • labour ward-partner only (no visitors in antenatal or postnatal wards)
  • people visiting patients at end of life

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor is allowed per patient.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Louth County Hospital Dundalk

Outpatient appointments

All out-patient appointments have been postponed until further notice.

Day case and inpatient surgeries

All in-patient and day-care procedures have been postponed until further notice.

The hospital will contact you directly by phone if you are still required to attend for your urgent procedure/appointment. We will be in touch with patients to reschedule for a later date.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • patients at end of life

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Mayo

Mayo University Hospital

Outpatient appointments

All non-urgent outpatient clinics will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Diagnostic Tests

All non-urgent diagnostic tests will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent elective inpatient and day case surgery will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

  • people visiting patients in critical care

  • parents of children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or the paediatric ward

  • birthing partners of women in labour

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Meath

Navan - Our Lady’s Hospital

A dedicated telephone line is available for anyone seeking information regarding their appointment in the hospital.

The new number is 046 907 8767. The phone line is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4 pm.

A member of staff will answer your query. If no staff member is available you will be asked to leave your name and contact details. A member of staff will then return your call as soon as possible.

Outpatient Appointments

All outpatient appointments have been postponed. The hospital will be contacting patients.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All elective surgeries have been postponed. The hospital will be contacting patients.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • patients at end of life
  • people visiting patients in critical care
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Monaghan

Monaghan Hospital

Outpatient appointments

All outpatient appointments have been postponed until further notice.

Day case and inpatient surgeries

All in-patient and day-care procedures have been postponed until further notice. The hospital will contact you directly by phone if you are still required to attend for your urgent procedure/appointment. We will be in touch with patients to reschedule.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • patients at end of life

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Offaly

Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

Outpatient appointments

All non-urgent outpatient appointments have been postponed until further notice. We will contact patients directly.

Oncology/Haematology services have been temporarily relocated to the Hermitage Medical Clinic. All service users have been contacted by their medical team to ensure a safe transition of care.

Day case and inpatient surgeries

All non-urgent inpatient and day cases have been postponed until further notice. We will contact patients directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • people visiting patients at end of life

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Roscommon

Roscommon University Hospital

Outpatient appointments

From Monday, 16 March all non-urgent outpatient clinics will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Diagnostic Tests

All non-urgent diagnostic tests will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

The GP walk-in x-ray service is currently suspended.

GPs have access to urgent x-ray services when deemed necessary. X-rays for injuries, for example, suspected broken bones (arms, legs) are available via the Injury Unit.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent elective inpatient and day case surgery will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • patients at end of life
  • people visiting patients in critical care

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Sligo

Sligo University Hospital

Outpatient appointments

Outpatient clinics are currently postponed with a very limited number of exceptions and patients will be contacted directly by telephone and advised to attend.

Diagnostic Tests

Non-urgent diagnostic tests will be postponed.

Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

The chest x-ray walk-in service is currently suspended.

The minor injury walk-in service is continuing.

Urgent x-ray is by appointment only.

Diagnostic Tests

All non-urgent diagnostic tests will be postponed. Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

The chest x-ray walk-in service is currently suspended.

The minor injury walk-in service is continuing.

Urgent x-ray is by appointment only.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non-urgent elective inpatient and day case surgery will be postponed.

Patients will be contacted by the hospital directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

  • people visiting patients in critical care

  • parents of children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or the paediatric ward

  • birthing partners of women in labour

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Tipperary

Nenagh Hospital

Outpatient appointments

All outpatients clinics are postponed except for radiology appointments. Radiology appointments are going ahead.

Nenagh Injury Unit is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm

X-ray services will continue as normal at Nenagh Hospital, but non-urgent CT, MRI and ultrasound outpatient imaging is postponed for four weeks.

All non-urgent outpatient and day-case image-guided procedures postponed for four weeks from Wednesday, 18 March.

Day case and inpatient procedures

All day surgery and endoscopy is postponed. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • parents visiting children
  • people visiting patients at end of life
  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

South Tipperary General Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

Most Outpatient Appointments are postponed.

Some specific outpatient clinics will continue and patients will be contacted by hospital staff if they are to attend.

From April 15th the Oncology Day Ward has temporarily relocated to Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny. Oncology staff will be contacting patients directly regarding their appointments.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All elective surgery is postponed.

Visiting restrictions

There is a Strict no visiting policy in South Tipperary General Hospital.

Waterford

University Hospital Waterford

Outpatient Appointments

Outpatient appointments have been further significantly reduced, where possible. Affected patients will be contacted directly by the hospital and rescheduled as soon as possible.

Day case and inpatient procedures

Inpatient activity has been further significantly reduced, where possible. Affected patients will be contacted directly by the hospital and rescheduled as soon as possible.

Visiting restrictions

With effect from Monday 30th of March Security Personnel will be at the Main Entrance to the Hospital to enforce restricted access, only the following persons will be permitted to access the hospital.

  • Patients – must have an Appointment Letter (Only essential time critical and rapid access patients identified by Clinical Staff)
  • Women in active labour and / or their partner
  • Persons wishing to leave in or collect item(s) for inpatients will be permitted access to the Main Concourse between the hours of 12noon and 2pm daily.

Westmeath

Regional Hospital Mullingar

Outpatient Appointments

All non-urgent outpatient appointments have been postponed until further notice. We will contact patients directly.

Day case and inpatient procedures

All non-urgent inpatient and day cases have been postponed until further notice. We will contact patients directly.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

  • people visiting patients in critical care

  • parents visiting children

  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

  • partners in the delivery unit only 30 minutes before birth of baby - not in ante and postnatal units or theatre

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

Wexford

Wexford General Hospital

Outpatient Appointments

All Adult Medical and Paediatric outpatient appointments are postponed.

Day and Inpatient Surgeries

All non urgent elective surgery has been postponed.

Visiting restrictions

Visitors are not allowed except for:

  • people visiting patients at end of life

  • people visiting patients in critical care

  • parents visiting children

  • people assisting confused patients - for example, patients with dementia

  • partners of women in the Delivery Unit only

Children should not visit the hospital, even in these cases.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

Do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath).

page last reviewed: 13/03/2020
next review due: 13/03/2023