Coronavirus Covid-19 Information

Visiting restrictions

Visiting restrictions are in place at St James’s Hospital for the safety of our patients, staff and community to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 infection. This means that the hospital is closed to all visitors, except in exceptional clinical circumstances, where very limited visiting may be arranged by prior agreement with the Nurse in Charge on the ward.

Our support staff are notified daily of patients for whom visiting has been agreed to. No other visitors are allowed. Children are not allowed to visit the hospital. In line with public health advice, please wear a face covering on arrival to St James’s Hospital.

The hospital regrets any upset that this is causing to our patients and their families, however, these restrictions are necessary to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Please click here for information on how family members can drop essential items to the hospital for patients.

We are encouraging families and loved ones of our patients to keep in touch with them as much as possible by phone, through video calls and more traditional ways like letters or cards. Devices are available on the wards to facilitate phone and video calls for patients who require assistance or don’t have access to a phone. Please contact the ward to arrange this.

If you are a permitted visitor and are experiencing symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, high temperature and loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, please do not visit St James’s Hospital. For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the HSE website or call the HSE helpline on 1850 241850

We thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Thinking of you