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Maternity Registration Form

Maternity Registration Form

Even if you've had a baby at the Coombe in the past, all maternity patients must fill in a Patient Registration Form. Please return the completed form to us in order to receive your first appointment. Click the word 'more' (below) to download a copy of the form.

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Outpatients Clinics

There are a number of antenatal clinics:

  • Public Clinics, which are hospital based and are midwife or consultant led for women wishing to have public ward accommodation
  • Satellite or Community based clinics, which are based outside of the hospital, and are midwife led
  • Semi-Private Clinics, which are hospital based and consultant led for women wishing to have semi-private accommodation
  • Private Clinics, which are consultant provided.

Once you have booked as either a public, semi-private or private patient, and have received your first appointment date, we hope the following information will help make your visit as easy as possible.

When you arrive

Once you arrive at the clinic, please let the Receptionist know who you are. If you are attending a consultant led clinic, you will normally be seen by the doctor or a member of his/her team. If you are attending a midwife or nurse led clinic, you will be seen by a member of the midwifery/nursing staff.

All clinics have timed attendance appointments. The time you have been given is the time you should be in the clinic. This appointment is not really suitable for bringing small children with you, however you may of course bring your partner, or in his place one family member or friend.

We will do our best to see that you are seen as quickly as possible. Some delays may occur if, for example, an emergency patient needs to be seen. If this happens, you may have a short wait.

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital is one of the country's leading teaching hospitals. Medical students, student nurses or student midwives will often be part of the team, receiving their training under supervision. These students are the healthcare professionals of the future. If, however, you do not wish a student to be present during your consultation, you can let the doctor or nurse who is looking after you know. Your treatment will not be affected if you decide this.

What to expect at your first appointment

  • You need to check in at your clinic reception desk. The clinic details will be on your appointment letter
  • Your personal details will be checked with you and your chart will be made up
  • You will then see a midwife who will go through your medical history with you
  • Routine blood tests will also be taken
  • You will then go to the Ultrasound Department on the ground floor of the hospital for a dating scan to confirm your estimated date of delivery

You need to allow a considerable amount of time for this appointment, as you will be moving between departments.

Follow up appointments

In most cases, antenatal care will be shared between the Coombe and your GP. When you return to the clinic for your follow up appointment, you need to firstly check in at the clinic reception desk. You will then be sent to your consultant or midwife's room. Your blood pressure and urine will be checked on this visit and you will see midwife, team doctor or consultant depending on whose care you are under.

 

Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital
Cork St.
Dublin 8.

Tel: +353-1-408 5200
Fax: +353-1-453 6033
email: info@coombe.ie

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