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Visiting Guidelines

Visiting arrangements

At St. Vincent’s University Hospital, our visiting guidelines are under regular review to help protect our patients and our staff. We appreciate your continued cooperation and support.

The Hospital’s visiting guidelines are as follows:

  • Visiting Times: 14.00 to 16.00hrs and 18.30 – 20.30hrs daily.
  • A visit is 30 minutes duration.
  • You are welcome to wear a mask when visiting.  On occasion, you may be asked to wear a mask by a member of staff, this is to protect yourself and others. Please wear a mask if you have been asked to and follow the advice of our staff.
  • Please do not visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

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, jewelry 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.