Hospital Group: Saolta Hospital Group
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Inpatient, day case procedures and outpatient appointments
Day case procedures and outpatient appointments are proceeding as usual and people should come to their appointments unless advised otherwise.
Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or is a contact of someone with COVID-19 should not come to their appointment and should reschedule by contacting the number on their appointment letter.
Information for visitors
Visiting times are:
Important information- there is limited visits in outbreak wards.
If the hospital is managing an infectious outbreak on a ward then access to visitors will be limited to protect patients and visitors.
Anyone coming to the hospital must follow public health guidance, mask and perform good hand hygiene regularly.
The current visiting restrictions are kept under review and will be updated in line with national recommendations.
As a maternity department, we aim to empower each woman to have a positive labour and birth experience and to enable each woman to have the support of a nominated support partner of their choice throughout the process of labour and birth.
We endeavour to ensure nominated support partners are with women during every stage of their labour, including induction of labour and birth.
We are facilitating the following access for birthing partners or parents:
- Nominated support partner of women in labour are welcome to attend for the birth and nominated support partner can attend a caesarean section done under regional anaesthesia, subject to screening questions and wearing PPE (surgical mask and gown) in the theatre.
- Nominated support partner access is possible between 8am and 9pm, apart from clinical activities including ward rounds.
- Nominated support partner will be facilitated between 9pm and 8am if delivery is anticipated or due to distressing circumstances.
- This is subject to screening questions and wearing a face mask in the ward area.
- A nominated support partner may attend for all scans, including EPAU.
- A nominated support partner can attend the High Risk Antenatal Clinic.
For all other clinics, please discuss nominated support partner access with the Clinical Midwifery Manager prior to attending the appointment. This is due to the need to monitor capacity within the clinics and maintain social distancing.
For routine antenatal clinics please discuss nominated support partner access with the Clinical Midwifery manager before attending the appointment. This is due to the need to monitor capacity within the clinics and maintain social distancing.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Parents of an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit may visit, 1 parent at a time. Grandparents and children are not allowed to visit the NICU.
If a nominated support partner has COVID-19 symptoms, is awaiting a COVID-19 test or test result, or has had a positive test within the last 14 days, they must not come to the hospital. But an alternative nominated support partner may attend. Nominated support partners must wear a face mask at all times, maintain social distancing and use hand gel to clean their hands regularly.
Patient Advocacy Liaison Service (PALS)
Contact details Patient Advocacy Liaison Services, University Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 524 222
All our hospitals are smoke-free campuses. Smoking is not allowed throughout the hospital and the hospital grounds.
Supports available to give up smoking
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