Hospital Group: Ireland East Hospital Group
- Visiting times are 2.30pm to 3.30pm and 6.30pm to 8pm. Two visitors per patient are allowed during each visiting period.
- Wash your hands regularly when visiting.
- Stay within the bed space of the patient you are visiting. Do not interact with other visitors or patients.
- Do not visit the hospital if you feel unwell, especially if you have any respiratory or flu like symptoms, or have vomiting and diarrhoea.
- Children under 12 years should only visit in exceptional circumstances. They need permission in advance from the Ward Manager.
Current Visiting Guidelines by Ward/Unit
Covid positive in-patients
- Visiting will only by facilitated via Ward Manager in exceptional circumstances.
Medical and surgical wards
- Visitors need to check in at security when they arrive.
- There may be a requirement to control access to RHM in view of the evolving Public Health situation.
- Visiting is facilitated by arrangement with the Rehab Ward Manager.
- Nominated support partner can attend the EPU department when their partner is having their scan.
- Nominated support partner can attend the 12 week scan.
- Nominated support partner can attend the 20 week scan.
- Nominated support partner can be with the mother through labour, birth or caesarean section.
- Nominated support partner may visit Ante-Natal and Post Natal ward daily from 10am to 1pm and from 5pm to 8pm.
- Siblings and Grandparents of the new-born may visit between 6pm to 8pm.
- Rest period for mothers in place from 1pm to 5pm (strictly NO visiting at this time).
Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)
- Parents can visit their baby in the Special Care Baby Unit. Mother can visit and partner is permitted to visit following arrangement with the Ward Manager.
- One parent, guardian or carer is supported to be with their child during the hospital admission.
- The accompanying person must not have symptoms of Covid-19, must not be a suspected or a confirmed case of Covid-19 and must not be subject to restricted movements for any other Public Health reason.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Visiting is facilitated by arrangement with the ICU Ward Manager or nurse in charge.
Critical and compassionate grounds
- On critical and compassionate grounds, further visits can be arranged through the relevant Ward Manager.
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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