South Tipperary General Hospital announces guidelines on visiting times

South Tipperary General Hospital announces guidelines on visiting times

Visting time guidelines announced at the hospital

The management of South Tipperary General Hospital would like to advise those who wish to visit family or friends at the hospital of the current visiting arrangements.

To allow our patients time to receive their care and treatment, visiting times are limited to the following times each day:

• 2.00pm – 4.00pm

• 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The number of visitors  per patient is two at any given time. 

The hospital has also introduced new security control measures and families and friends are asked not to visit outside of these times as entry to the wards is not possible.  However, where a patient is very ill, the family may request extended visiting through the Clinical Nurse Manager.

In the interest of each patient’s well-being and to prevent and control infection, children under 12 years of age should not be brought to the wards.

All visitors to the hospital are asked to have consideration for all patients and staff.

 

Coronary Care Unit (CCU) & Cardiac Stepdown

Visiting times are limited to the following times each day:

• 2.30pm – 4.00pm

• 6.00pm – 8.00pm

 

Patients’ rest period is from 12.30pm to 2.00pm  and visitors are not permitted during this time.

 

When visiting CCU, always ask the Ward Manager if visiting is appropriate. Visiting is sometimes restricted to the immediate family only.

 

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Visiting times at ICU are 2.00pm – 4.00 pm and 6.00pm -8.00pm each day. Visiting outside of these hours should be discussed with the nurse in charge. On occasions visitors may not be allowed during visiting times if other patients are receiving essential care.  A visitors room is situated beside the ICU.

 

When visiting ICU, always ask the Ward Manager if visiting is appropriate.   Visiting is sometimes restricted to the immediate family only.

Visiting times may be restricted on other occasions.