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SVUH Visiting Policy

There is currently a visiting policy in place at St. Vincents Hospital.

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SVUH Visiting Policy

We ask that all visitors please observe the following:

  • Use hand hygiene facilities as available when entering and exiting hospital wards
  • Consider other patients' needs for rest and privacy
  • Have consideration for staff doing their job
  • Please comply with any request to leave the patient's room to facilitate care
  • Comply with any requests for no visitors or restricted visiting
  • Observe confidentiality - you may see or hear things of a private and confidential nature
  • Stay away if you might be an infection risk to others or if you feel unwell yourself
  • Help keep our hospital clean and inform staff of any cleaning concerns
  • Ensure any visiting children are well behaved and are never left on a ward unaccompanied
  • Be responsible for the safety and security of your belongings
  • Comply with isolation policies and signage, especially if visiting mulpitle patients. When visiting an isolated patient this patient should be the last person visited rather than the first due to possible spread of infection
  • Refrain from touching dressings, drips, catheters, etc.
  • Always enter and exit the hospital through the main entrance doors or as specified
  • Follow hospital restrictions on the use of mobile phones
  • Do not sit/lie on beds
  • Do not bring in food/beverages for patients without prior consultation
  • Follow hospital policy in respect of gifts of flowers and fruit to patients
  • Do not access unauthorised areas, e.g. Ward Kitchens
  • Toilets in clinical areas are for patient use only, please ask to be directed to the nearest public toilet
  • Follow hospital car parking regulations
  • Do not visit while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Do not smoke on the campus