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Infection Control

All visitors are asked to clean their hands with antibacterial gel on arrival and when leaving the hospital and are urged not to travel to the hospital if they are unwell. Antibacterial gel is widely available throughout the hospital.

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Visiting Hours

General Visiting

General visiting for adults is from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Those wishing to visit a patient will need to obtain a Cream Visiting Card from the Security Desk in the hospital foyer. Only one card is allocated to each patient during this time. Additional visitors will be unable to visit the patient until the previous visitor has returned the card to the Security Desk. Children may not visit during these times. See Children's Visiting Hours below.

Pink Visiting Card

A Pink Visiting Card will be issued in the name of the patient upon admission and is transferable; however, the card is NOT transferable while the patient is in the Delivery suite. The person in possession of this Pink Visiting Card may visit between 9.00am and 8.30pm; however we ask that they leave the ward areas during meal/rest times. Please take care of this card, as lost cards are not replaced.

Meal/Rest times

There are two meal/rest times. They are 11.45am - 1.15pm and 4.00pm - 6.30pm.

Children visiting

Children of the patient may visit between 3.00pm - 4.00pm once accompanied and supervised by an adult holding the Pink Visiting Card. For infection control reasons, we ask that small babies or toddlers do not visit. The hospital also requests that no more than two children visit at any one time.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

There is a separate visiting policy in place for this area, which is subject to change on clinical grounds. Parents of a baby admitted to NICU will be advised of the policy.

Special circumstances (e.g. bereavement)

The hospital recognises that there may be exceptional circumstances, and the normal visiting policy may be relaxed to accommodate individual patients, for example, where a bereavement has occurred.

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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