At The Rotunda Hospital, we’re implementing some new social distancing measures & screening at our entrance from today, Monday 23rd March.
On arriving to the front door, please follow the markings on the ground and queue 2 metres apart.
First, our security team will make sure our visiting restrictions are being adhered to. Please be respectful to them, as they are our first line of defense to keep our mothers and babies safe.
Next, whoever is entering the Hospital will be asked a couple of quick questions by our administrative staff –
1. Have you any symptoms like a fever, cough or shortness of breath?
2. Have you been abroad in the last 14 days?
3. Have you had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
Depending on the answers to those questions, and taking into account the reason you are attending the Hospital, you will either;
1. Be let through after sanitizing your hands
2. Be accompanied to a safe area after applying a mask and sanitizing hands
3. Be asked to leave for the time being, and ring our COVID-19 helpline to speak to a midwife and reschedule your appointment.
For example; if a patient is attending for an outpatient appointment that can be rescheduled, and answers yes to any of the above questions, we may ask her to reschedule, if appropriate.
Or, if a patient is attending for delivery or in an emergency, and answers yes to any of the above questions, we will take appropriate precautions and make sure she gets the care that she needs.
If you have an appointment coming up and you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, or any of the above questions apply to you – you can ring our COVID-19 helpline on 01 817 2575 and we can advise you before you even get to our door.