Notice: Visiting Restrictions due to COVID-19 in the community
[Updated 9th March 2020]
In the interest of patient and public safety we are restricting the visiting policy at The Rotunda Hospital until further notice.
We are requesting that the public do not visit the Rotunda at this time.
The only visitors allowed will be;
(e.g Delivery Suite, Labour Ward, Postnatal Ward, Gynaecology Ward, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
One, named nominated companion per woman being admitted to the Hospital
Parents of babies in the NICU
(e.g Booking Visit, Antenatal Appointments, Ultrasound & Fetal Assessment Unit, Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit)
Only the women attending the appointment – No partners, children or nominated companions.
For the Emergency and Assessment Unit
The Emergency and Assessment Unit is open to evaluate complaints that are DIRECTLY RELATED to pregnancy or gynaecology. However, we encourage you not to come in if not necessary. We have a direct Rotunda Helpline if you have queries and concerns relating to your pregnancy.
Call on 01 8172575
No admittance to anyone that is not a patient or nominated companion.
These restrictions are in place to protect Rotunda mothers and their newborns, staff, and the wider public.
If you are a nominated companion, please observe strict hand hygiene and cough etiquette to help us minimize the possibility of infection spread. Here is a guide from the HSE on how to wash your hands properly – https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/how-to-wash-your-hands.html
If you are the nominated companion, but feel unwell – please do not visit the Hospital.
Flu like symptoms include- cough, high temperature, sore throat, headache and feeling generally unwell
If you are a patient and have flu-like or respiratory symptoms, and you have a scheduled appointment, contact our appointment scheduling team on 01 873 0596 or 01 873 0632 and we can arrange to reschedule, if appropriate.
If you need to come in to the Rotunda, and have flu-like symptoms, please let us know in advance or as soon as you arrive so that we can take the necessary precautions to keep you and others safe. This would include scheduled appointments, or coming to the Emergency and Assessment Unit.
If you have flu-like symptoms, AND have been in an area of presumed community transmission affected area (Affected Areas Here) OR have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19; please contact Public Health on 01 6352145 8am-8pm and Out of Hours NAS 0818-501999.
Up to date information on COVID-19 is available from HSE.ie