Coronavirus Covid-19 Information

Visiting restrictions

Visiting restrictions remain in place at St James's Hospital. 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.

The hospital regrets any upset that this is causing to our patients and their families, however, these restrictions are necessary for the safety of our patients, staff and community to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 infection. 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.

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, by sending them a message via our email service, which we will deliver to their bedside 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.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Thinking of you