Visiting Arrangements in the Adult Hospital
Visitors are regarded as an important part of the patient's day and are very welcome. To find out what ward a patient is in, please ask at the main reception desk and they will direct you to the ward. Alternatively, you can ring (01) 414 2000 and the staff will tell you.
The welfare of the patient must, however, always be taken into consideration. If the patient is likely to become unduly upset or tired, certain visiting restrictions may be imposed. Patients need adequate rest to help the healing process.
Daily visiting hours in the Adult Hospital are from:
- 2.00pm - 4.00pm
- 6.30pm - 8.30pm
- Visits to patients in the Intensive and Coronary Care Units are restricted. Please talk to the nurses in charge. They will let you know if it is possible to visit.
Please note that as a health and safety measure, flowers are not permitted at the Hospital.
Visiting Arrangements in the National Children's Hospital (NCH)
The NCH encourages parents to visit and stay with their child whenever possible, day and night. Family members such as siblings, aunts or grandparents may be allowed to visit; however, we would ask that you check with the nursing staff.
We would also ask that visitors to the Hospital observe the following:
- only two visitors permitted to visit at any one time
- visitors are asked never to bring alcohol or drugs to patients
- the Hospital is a no smoking hospital
- to avoid bringing infection into the ward, visitors are asked not to visit if they're suffering from colds, flu or infections
- if you are bringing food into patients, please check with the staff in charge - this is to decrease the risk of food contamination.
Accommodation for Relatives in the Adult Hospital
If a relative of a very ill patient wishes to stay overnight in the Hospital, the nurse-in-charge in the ward will try to help.
Accommodation for Relatives in the National Children's Hospital (NCH)
Parents’ accommodation is available for those who wish to stay overnight. If you do not wish to avail of this facility, the staff on the ward will do their best to provide you with a camp bed in your child's room. The camp bed is folded away in the morning so the floor can be cleaned. Bathroom and shower facilities are available for resident parents.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
You can find accommodation in the area by visiting www.visitdublin.com.