COVID-19 Visiting Restrictions Apply
|Monday to Friday: (including Bank Holidays)
||Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays:
|COVID-19 visiting restrictions apply
|| COVID-19 visiting restrictions apply
Latest Public Health Guidance – 30th November, 2021
- Visitors will be asked to produce their EU Digital COVID certificate or HSE COVID vaccination record, or other proof of immunity. Visitors may also be asked to show photo ID to prove that the proof of immunity is theirs. There may be some exceptions, for example, a visit may be allowed to proceed on compassionate grounds.
- The hospital may refuse access to a person who is unwilling to comply with the Public Health Guidelines.
- Nominated support partners of patients are not required to show an EU Digital COVID Certificate or HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Record or other proof of immunity for access.
Before visiting the NRH, please carefully read the Visitor Information Booklets below
Download a copy of the NRH Visitor Information Guide
and the Visitor Information Update – December ’21
In the current COVID-19 pandemic, the NRH has introduced robust infection prevention and control procedures to help keep patients, family members and staff as safe as possible and to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
In line with Government and National Public Health guidance, there is no open visiting for members of the public, family and friends of patients at this time.
In the interest of the health and safety of our patients and staff, there are restricted visiting arrangements in place in the following three groupings:-
1. General Visits: Patients can have two visits per week with a maximum of two people per visit. Each visit lasts for one hour. Different people can attend for each visit.
These visits must be booked five days in advance.
2. Exceptional Visits: Where there is a clinical reason for more than one person in attendance and, or where the visit needs to be longer than one hour, for example, if a patient is critically ill.
3. Carer Training Sessions: Where carer training is required to manage a patient’s discharge planning and the presence of a family member or support person is seen as essential to attend for training to facilitate the patient’s discharge.
These exceptional visits and carer training sessions must be approved by the Patient’s Consultant and Unit Team. All visits must be pre-booked:
Generally, children under 16 years are not permitted to visit, however in exceptional circumstances as agreed with the treating team, a visit by a child may be facilitated, as long as there is adequate adult supervision and adherence to precautions by both adult and child.
How to Book a Visiting Slot
All visits must be booked through the Unit that the patient is admitted to – please ask a member of the Rehabilitation Team if you need information about the booking process.
Bookings can also be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The hospital will try to facilitate preferred days, but this cannot always be guaranteed due to the limited number of visits we can allow at one time. This is to minimise the potential risk of infection and to ensure the health and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff.
Only visitors named on the visiting schedule will be permitted to enter the hospital.
In the interest of the health and safety of our patients, family members and staff, we ask that the guidance above is strictly adhered to in order to help us manage and control the spread of infection and to minimise the potential for the transmission of the Coronavirus, COVID-19.
The current guidance may change depending on national guidelines and medical advice. We will keep patients and families informed as guidance is updated.
Please do not to attend the Hospital unannounced as we are unable to facilitate visits in these circumstances and visitors cannot be permitted to enter the building.
If you have visited a patient at the NRH and are later confirmed as having COVID-19, it is extremely important that that you contact the hospital to inform us, to allow appropriate contact tracing and testing to take place.
Contact with Patients through Technology
The treating teams are also happy to support patients to maintain contact with family and friends via phone, Skype or Zoom calls if assistance is needed.
Family members and key support people can also be part of meetings with the team or other key therapy sessions, through Skype or other platforms such as tele-conference calls. Please ask a member of the treating team if you would like this to be facilitated.
Thank you for your cooperation. We regret any inconvenience these measures may cause.
For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please www.hse.ie
or call the HSE helpline on 1850 241850
Contact numbers for NRH Rehabilitation Units
||(01) 235 5841
||(01) 235 5763
||(01) 235 5990
||(01) 235 5890
||(01) 235 5940
||(01) 235 5900
||(01) 235 5820
||(01) 235 5700
||(01) 235 5870
||(01) 235 5800