Coronavirus Covid-19 Information

Visiting the Hospital

Visiting in the hospital remains restricted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital staff will facilitate visiting in pre-arranged circumstances and we aim to facilitate visits for all patients, in as much as the hospital has the capacity to provide safe and fair visiting.

All visits must be pre-arranged with the Nurse in Charge on the ward/unit. Support staff at the hospital entrance are notified daily of the approved visiting list. Unfortunately, no other visitors can be permitted access to the hospital.

The hospital acknowledges that these visiting restrictions are difficult for patients, their family and friends. The restrictions are in place to protect patients, visitors and staff and to ensure the hospital can continue to provide vital services for all patients.

For more detailed information about visiting the hospital please see below:
Information about visiting the Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Visitors are required to wear a face mask while in the hospital and to perform hand hygiene, using the alcohol gel provided.

Please Do NOT visit the hospital if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, fatigue, cold or flu like) or if you are required to quarantine, self-isolate or restrict your movements for any reason.

The visiting restrictions in place at St James’s Hospital are in line with National Guidelines and are constantly under review by hospital management.

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. Electronic 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. Please click here for a list of hospital wards/units.

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 understanding and your support in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Thinking of you