Changes to Visiting Guidelines: Palliative Care Wards

 Dear Visitors,

Due to the ongoing pandemic we regret that usual visiting arrangements are suspended. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our ongoing management of visiting restrictions.

The situation is under constant review with modifications based on national guidelines and Public Health advice.

We aim to facilitate daily visits with scheduling of the initial visit based on Vaccination status of patient.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL VISITS MUST BE SCHEDULED WITH THE WARD IN ADVANCE

ONLY NOMINATED PERSONS WILL BE ADMITTED AS PER THE DAILY SCHEDULE

 

The following visitation protocol has been put in place in the best interests of all our patients:

  • On Monday’s we request that all visits are virtual only, in order to give patients and families a chance to rest. Staff on the ward will be happy to facilitate a video call/phone call.
  • Every week four nominated persons can book a visit from Tuesday to Sunday between times of 14.00 – 17.00 (Max of 2 visitors per session on any day)
  • Check in desk / safety measure in place pre/ post visit

For patients who appear to be imminently approaching end of life or in critical or compassionate circumstances a more individual approach to visiting may be taken as determined by management, the senior nursing and medical team.

Government guidelines will be followed in relation to visitors arriving following international travel. Please discuss with ward staff prior to booking visit.

Virtual visits

We encourage ‘virtual visits’ by phone or video calling and we will support this in any way we can. For more details on how to ‘stay connected’ with your loved ones, please click here.

Supports

The clinical team aim to keep you updated regularly and extra support is available through our social work and/ or pastoral care department.

Further Information 

If you have any questions on any element of the above please get in touch with the relevant ward/nurse manager by calling 021 4869100.

In these unprecedented times we continuously strive to provide the best possible care whilst being ever mindful to keep our patients, their visitors and our staff safe. We acknowledge how important and valued visits are and we are constantly trying to strike a balance between safe practice and visiting access for families and friends.

Please do not visit Marymount if you or a member of your family is feeling unwell

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