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Visiting Guidelines

Visiting arrangements

St. Vincent’s University Hospital visiting guidelines for patients are as follows:

  • Visiting is strictly by appointment only and must be pre-booked
  • Booking Helplines: (087) 788 6086 and (087) 709 9516 Monday to Friday 08.00 to 12.00 (Excl. Bank Holiday’s)
  • You will receive a visiting confirmation text message. Please present this text message on arrival to Security
  • One person per visit only
  • A maximum of 2 visits per week
  • A visit is 30 minutes duration
  • Visiting Times: 14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 – 20.30 daily
  • Do not visit if you have COVID symptoms

Children under 12 years other than the patient’s own children (by prior arrangement) should not be brought to visit. Children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times while in the hospital.

Security information

St. Vincent’s University Hospital does not accept responsibility for patient property and we recommend that patients pass all unnecessary cash, jewellery and clothing for safekeeping to their next of kin – as soon as possible following admission. Property retained by patients remains entirely the responsibility of the patient and the hospital shall not be liable for any loss or damage however caused.

Infection control policy

One of the most important ways of reducing transmission of infection from person to person is by good hand hygiene. Visitors to the hospital should use the alcohol gels available throughout the hospital to clean their hands before and after visiting patients and patients are reminded to clean their hands regularly, particularly before eating. Hand hygiene information leaflets for patients and visitors are available throughout the hospital.

No smoking policy

St. Vincent’s University Hospital promotes a completely smoke-free environment throughout the hospital. In the interest of patients, staff and visitors, smoking is not permitted either inside the hospital or on the hospital grounds.