Thank you for your patience and understanding during the period of level 5 restrictions.

The following visiting protocol has been put in place from June 1st.

The protocols set out the process for visiting patients from five days after admission. Please note that from days 0 to 5 post-admission visiting will be allowed for compassionate reasons only in the best interests of all of our patients. All such visits must be arranged in advance with the ward.

  • One nominated core visitor is welcome every day from Tuesday to Sunday each week between the hours 2-6pm (last entry 5pm).
  • On Mondays 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.
  • All visits must be booked through ward staff.
  • Two other nominated persons can book a visit on either Sunday, Wed or Friday.
  • The maximum capacity at any one time is 2 persons per visit.
  • The nominated visitors may either join the core daily visitor, or may come on their own for a visit.

Compassionate circumstances

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.


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.

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.


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