Confirming your appointment
If you are booked into the hospital as an in-patient (to stay overnight), or as an out-patient (to have a procedure carried out during the day), you should phone the hospital on the morning of admission to confirm that a bed is available. The phone number is (01) 414 2800.
We provide a 24-hour Accident and Emergency service. This sometimes means that beds for non-emergency treatment have to be given to patients who need emergency treatment. These bed cancellations are unavoidable and unpredictable. This is why we ask you to check that there is a bed available on the morning of your admission.
On arrival you should go to the reception desk in the main entrance hall (see map). You will then be directed to the Admissions Assessment Office.
What to bring with you if you are an inpatient
You should bring your own night wear, dressing gown, slippers and toiletries (toothbrush, comb, razor, towel, etc.). Children are encouraged to bring one or two favourite toys, books or games.
Please don't bring too much personal clothing as space is limited. As the Hospital is unable to provide a personal laundry service, please make suitable arrangements with your relatives or friends.
As the Hospital operates a direct payment scheme with ESB Staff Medical Provident Fund, St. Paul's Garda Medical Aid, VHI, Quinn Healthcare, and Aviva, please bring health insurance membership numbers and details of cover with you. Our staff will ask/help you to fill in the relevant health insurance claim forms.
If you are a medical card holder, you are not liable to pay for the Statutory In-Patient Charge. Please bring your medical card with you so that staff can record your details. If you are not a medical card holder and can claim exemption from these charges, please bring proof of exemption.
Valuables and cash
The Hospital cannot accept responsibility for any items retained by patients throughout their hospital stay. Please send valuables, jewellery, clothing and cash (except a small amount of petty cash) home.