Keeping you Safe at the Rotunda Hospital
The COVID-19 Vaccine is Recommended at Any Time during Pregnancy
In line with the latest HSE guidance on access to hospitals, which includes standards for partners (Nominated Support Persons) who may accompany maternity patients, and in response to the recent marked increase in community transmission of Covid-19, the Rotunda is modifying its access arrangements for those attending the hospital, with effect from Monday November 29, 2021.
One named, nominated companion may join for labour & birth, on inpatient wards, booking visit, 20-22 week anomaly scan, early pregnancy assessment scans, and the emergency room.
For other routine Outpatient Appointments, we ask that patients attend alone. For Paediatric Outpatients Appointments, we ask that one parent attend with their child.
Unfortunately we can not allow extended family members, or children to attend or visit.
We continue to strongly recommend that all pregnant patients take a Covid-19 vaccine, as well as a vaccine booster when eligible, and that all partners also take a Covid-19 vaccine. In order to encourage such vaccination, our front door staff will continue to ask partners about their vaccination status.
Inpatient Ward Visiting Hours
8am – 8pm Daily
NICU Visiting Hours
9am – 7.45pm
One parent at cotside at a time
If you, or your partner, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, are a close contact of a COVID-positive case, or are waiting on the results of a COVID test, please do not come into the Hospital. Instead, telephone our COVID helpline on 01 817 2575 and we will make special arrangements for your care to keep you and others safe.
Face masks must be worn correctly while in the Hospital.
At times of heavy footfall in the Hospital, your partner may need to wait outside until called in to a consultation room. Children cannot attend.
The Rotunda continues to make every effort to accommodate exceptions to our visiting policy on compassionate grounds when the need arises.
- Colposcopy clinic: 01 817 6841
- Community midwifery services: 01 817 6849/01 817 6850
- Early pregnancy unit: 01 817 6846
- Prenatal diagnosis: 01 872 6572
- Ultrasound department: 01 817 1790
- Day assessment unit:01 817 2524
- Medical social work: 01 817 1722
- Paediatric outpatients: 01 817 1728
- Private clinic: 01 874 2115
- Patient accounts: 01 817 1763 or 01 817 1764
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – N.I.C.U.
Around 10% of babies will require admission to the neonatal unit. A large number of our patients are born less than 32 weeks gestation and weigh less than 1500 grams. Small premature babies (born before 34 weeks gestation) and sick bigger babies will be admitted to the neonatal unit for observation, treatment and ongoing care.
Support for Parents
Rotunda Hospital has published a booklet on the N.I.C.U. It is written especially for parents with preterm babies.
Rotunda Colposcopy Unit – Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the common questions that have been asked by women who are worried because of the recent Cervical Check controversy. We appreciate that the current, almost daily media attention related to the cancer audit has caused a significant degree of anxiety and concern for our patients who have attended the colposcopy clinic. If you have specific concerns, please phone the clinic and we will discuss your concerns. However, we have had such a high number of calls over the last three months with general patient concerns and queries that it is now negatively impacting on our ability to provide efficient service to high risk patients who urgently need to access our regular colposcopy service.
Before calling the clinic, we would be grateful if you could review the FAQs below as it is possible that you may find an answer to your particular query.
If you are worried about a smear result, but have not attended the Rotunda Colposcopy Clinic, please call the CervicalCheck Helpline 1800 45 45 55 or visit the Cervical Check website
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I stayed in the hospital 5 nights - the food was MAGNIFICENT! The standard was so high it was an absolute delight at mealtimes to have restaurant standard food. Thank you so much & thanks to all your team. It made such a difference you have no idea.NiamhAugust 2019 - Magnificent Food
Working in healthcare requires special skills and it is not for everyone. However, everyone I encountered during my visits and my stay was exceptional, as if handpicked carefully for their respective roles. I was always made to feel at ease and this helped me tremendously, as it was my first child.MeeraAugust 2019 - Handpicked
Thank you and your amazing staff for what was a truly amazing maternity experience. From beginning to end, the few days I had in your hospital under the care of your staff left me truly humbled. As a Northside “Dub” I am genuinely so proud of the Rotunda and the fantastic team that make the Rotunda what it is today- well done and THANK YOU once again. From one happy and grateful mum.MaeveAugust 2019 - Proud
I felt extremely upset and nervous when we received the news of the miscarriage, however the staff of the Rotunda gave us great care and support to help us get though the difficult time. We're hoping that we'll be returning there again in the near future for happier times and feel reassured that we will be treated well.ÁineAugust 2019 - Nervous
We will forever be indebted to the wonderful, professional and caring staff of the Rotunda. At all times we felt completely confident in decisions being taken to ensure the safe arrival of our son. We were treated so kindly by everybody at all stages and were completely informed at all times.CatherineJuly 2019 - Safe Arrival
No fetal heart detected at the anatomy scan. Whilst this was the worst possible news, I just wanted to recognise the unbelievable support we received. Difficult conversations were had in a very sensitive way. The Rotunda can be either the happiest or saddest place in the world. Thank you to everyone for all the care and support received in our darkest times.JohnMay 2019 - Care and Support
I had only visited the hospital when my grandchildren were born. I was nervous but was put at ease when I saw how efficient everyone was - from the man who admitted me to the nurses, housekeeping, ladies who brought the meals. Big thank you to you all.PhylisMay 2019 - Visiting Grandchildren
I was part of the community midwives scheme. I would like to report how amazing every midwife I came in contact with was. So extremely helpful and reassuring, no question was too big or small for them. Every member of staff in The Rotunda were absolutely amazing, doctors, midwives, admissions, cleaners, caterers - I could not fault a thing. Food was fantastic, every day I was excited and pleased with what was on the menu and have been talking about this non-stop since getting home!CiaraMarch 2019 - Amazing Community Midwives
We had a wonderful birthing experience and that is due to the staff in the Rotunda. We encountered numerous wonderfully kind and knowledgeable staff who were only too happy to help answer our many questions. For two very nervous first time parents, we left the Rotunda feeling confident that we could take care of our bundle of joy.GraceFebruary 2019 - Wonderful Birthing Experience
From the minute I registered with the semi private clinic to discharge the standard of care provided by your staff was exceptional. I attended the hypnobirthing and yoga classes which really helped us in our journey to parenthood. At every stage the staff took time to explain everything to me and in particular the midwives were so caring and helpful throughout.MarianneJanuary 2019 - Standard of Care
Have to say great hospital staff are great, food is lovely. Had my baby girl there and two boys. I recommend anyone to have a baby there, they’ve always been great to me.CiaraAlways been great to me
Nik from Spain delivered our baby Tara yesterday. They were all just so amazing, supportive, calming, professional, and nice to be around. I was contracting for 36 hours and felt so very happy to be there. Not a minute that I wished I was at home for whatever reason. Midwives were amazing! All of them from start to the end. Very grateful.KikiMidwives were amazing!
I cannot recommend this hospital and its staff highly enough. From the empathetic but honest manner in which they helped my husband and I deal with the heartbreak of three miscarriages to the care and reassurance they provided throughout the course of two subsequent successful pregnancies, I can honestly say that the staff are angels in disguise. You will not receive better ante/ post natal care anywhere!TrishAngels in disguise
Great hospital, with wonderful staff. I had my baby girl there 2 weeks ago and everything was perfect! Was an amazing experience and I highly recommend this hospital! Thank you to all the people that took care of me and my baby girl.Anne MarieThank you!
Visited the Rotunda for an elective day case procedure and I have to say I couldn't fault them! From the admitting nurse to the anaesthetist they were amazing! They took my fears seriously and did everything they could. Special mention to Gynae nurses Mikey, Michelle and Ellen. Thank you so much for your kindness, hopefully will be back for a happier event.Sarah AnneThey took my fears seriously
It would be wrong to leave without writing to tell you how much I have enjoyed the amazing food I received during my two week stint here. I know it's unusual to like hospital food and believe me, I can be fussy enough but I honestly couldn't have had nicer, healthier and tastier meals anywhere and they were something to look forward to when the days got long! And it wasn't just me who liked it, the other girls loved it too! What's more, the catering staff were all so lovely and friendly and served everything with a smile! Three cheers for y'all and thank you!SineadSomething to look forward to