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Information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and visiting St. Michael’s Hospital

Visiting Restrictions

In the  interests of the health and safety of our patients and visitors, visiting is currently restricted in St. Michael’s Hospital.

Who can visit?

Close family and friends visiting the following patients may be admitted:

  • patients in critical care
  • vulnerable young adults
  • psychiatric patients
  • loved ones who are receiving end of life care.

Children are not permitted in the hospital at this time

What infection control procedures should I follow in the hospital?

Any visitors who have permission to visit should adhere to the following infection control guidelines:

  • wash your hands thoroughly before arriving at the hospital
  • use the hand hygiene gels at the entrance to the hospital and throughout the hospital
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze and put used tissues into a bin
  • wash your hands thoroughly before leaving the hospital

I have an appointment in the hospital, should I attend?

Yes you should attend your hospital appointment as normal unless we contact you

Coronavirus (COVID – 19)

If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID – 19) including cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and a high temperature, please do not visit St. Michael’s Hospital. It is important that you contact your GP by telephone for medical advice.

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the HSE website here or call the HSE helpline on 1850 241850.