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The Rotunda Hospital is delighted to be able to announce a significant uptake in Covid-19 vaccination rates amongst its patient population. The Rotunda conducts regular point prevalence surveys of its patients regarding their Covid-19 vaccination status, with its most recent survey reporting that 57% of patients and 74% of their partners being fully vaccinated. This reflects current data from our most recent inpatient survey, which had a 95% response rate. It also reflects the strong effort and lead being taken by the Rotunda in better informing  patients on the very significant health benefits of Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy. The Irish Medicines in Pregnancy Service, which is funded and based at the Rotunda, together with the Rotunda’s various other information forums and platforms will continue to do whatever it can to encourage this vaccination rate to grow even higher.

In response to this significant improvement in vaccination rates, effective Monday September 13, 2021, the Rotunda will now be able to extend access hours for partners to 8.00am to 8.00pm each day. All other existing access controls to keep all patients safe continue to apply. This brings the Rotunda’s arrangements close to pre-pandemic levels, and remains vastly more accessible to arrangements that remain at almost all acute general hospitals in the state. The Rotunda’s management team will continue to keep these arrangements under regular review, taking all necessary precautions to keep all our patients safe, while making decisions that are evidenced and based on current Infection Prevention and Control guidance.

To view current COVID-19 Policy, please visit rotunda.ie/visitor-information

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or you are awaiting a test result, or you have symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or loss of smell or taste, or if you have been abroad in the last 14 days, or have had contact with a confirmed case – please call our COVID-19 Helpline at 01 817 2575 and we can arrange an individualized care journey to keep you and everyone else safe