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Early Transfer Home Service
University Maternity Hospital Limerick

Ennis Road, Limerick, Limerick, V94 C566

Phone: 061 483128


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Opening hours:
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About Midwifery

Midwifery encompasses care of women during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period, as well as care of the newborn.

About Early Transfer Home Service

Facilitating women's choice to receive expert postnatal care during the early days after birth in the comfort of their own home. This service is for any woman who has had an uncomplicated birth with no extra monitoring for either her or baby, if they live in the catchment area. The woman can go home 12 hours after a normal birth or 48 hours after an uncomplicated caesarean birth if all is well.

Referrals and Appointments

Who needs to refer you: Midwife on the postnatal ward

How to access this service: Ask your Midwife on the postnatal ward for referral

Special instructions for patients during COVID19

We may ask you to:

  • attend a virtual clinic
  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
  • to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time


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