Visiting at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross & Blackrock

Please note, we are constantly reviewing our visitor guidelines as the rates of Covid-19 in the community and in hospitals change and in line with guidance from the government. Visitors are reminded of the risk of inadvertent exposure to infection during a visit and the threat this may pose to their or other’s health.

Please see below for details and bear in mind that these are frequently changing.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01-4068700 (Harold’s Cross) or 01-2064000 (Blackrock).

Visiting Patients – Anna Gaynor House & Community Reablement Unit (CRU), Harold’s Cross

From 19/09 no visting is permitted in Anna Gaynor House and the Community Reablement Unit (CRU) because of increased Government Covid-19 restrictions. Exceptions will be considered for end-of-life circumstances.

While we understand the importance of visitors for patients & families, we are also very conscious of the risks to both them & staff. We know & regret the distress this will cause & hope for your understanding.

We encourage ‘virtual visits’ by using phone or video calls (eg. Skype, WhatsApp) & our team can help – see here for more details

Visiting in the Specialist Palliative Care Units, Harold’s Cross & Blackrock

Limited visiting is permitted in our Palliative Care Units in Harold’s Cross and Blackrock for patients who may be in their last weeks of life.

Special conditions are in place for those who are being treated for Covid-19.

The team caring for patients who appear to be in their final days will work with their loved ones on specific visiting arrangements.

For those unable to visit in person we encourage ‘virtual visits’ by Skype, WhatsApp or phone & our team can help – see here for more details.

Visiting Blackrock Hospice

Changes to Community Palliative Care

Update 23rd October 2020:  Due to the upsurge in COVID 19 cases, most of our usual face-to-face contacts with patients and families are being carried out virtually (telephone/Attend Anywhere video calls) to ensure everyone’s safety.

Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease Unit (RMDU)

RMDU has resumed a reduced programme of its rehabilitation services.  We are providing out-patient services and virtual clinics to support our patients.

Stay Connected

Why not send a message or photo to your loved one? Or ask for a ‘virtual visit’ using video calling? Remember to put the person’s name in the subject of your email!

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