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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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If you wish to attend a Public Clinic

Maternity care in the public clinic

If you were born and are living in Ireland, you are classified as 'ordinarily resident', and are entitled to free maternity care, and your baby is entitled to free paediatric care. If you were not born in Ireland, we suggest you read the section of the website entitled Non Residents and Non Nationals for more information to help you decide if you are 'ordinarily resident'.

If you know, or are able to show, that you are 'ordinarily resident' and wish to receive treatment as a public maternity patient, please download and complete the registration form, which can be found at the top of this page. You can return the completed form to us at the address shown on the form, or by fax on 01 4085330.

If you opt to be treated in a public clinic, once we receive your registration form, you will be contacted and given your first appointment - usually within five working days. As clinics become booked up very quickly, we strongly advise you to send your completed form back as soon as possible.

Overall responsibility for your care during the antenatal stage will be with a consultant obstetrician, unless you are attending the Coombe Domino Service.

In most cases, your care will be shared between the hospital doctors and midwives, and your GP. When the time comes for you to deliver your baby, the labour ward/Domino midwives will care for you, unless you need the additional care of the medical team.

Following birth, mothers receiving care recover on a public ward, unless they have to be accommodated elsewhere until a public bed becomes available. It is not possible for any mother booked as a public patient, and holding private health insurance, to use their insurance to ask for accommodation on a semi-private or private ward. If you hold and wish to use private health insurance for accommodation, you must choose to be treated as a semi-private, or private, patient at the time of booking.

Gynaecology care in the public clinics

If you are living in Ireland and classified as 'ordinarily resident', you are entitled to free gynaecology outpatient care.

If you require treatment as a gynaecology patient, you will need to get a referral letter from your family doctor. Once we receive this letter, you will be contacted with an appointment for one of the public clinics.

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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