Visiting at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services:

Harold’s Cross, Blackrock & Wicklow

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.
  • Further to Public Health advice on 18th January 2021, those who have arrived in Ireland from Great Britain, Brazil or South Africa in the past 14 days are not permitted to visit.

See below for details and bear in mind that these are frequently changing.
If you have any questions, please call us on: 01-406 8700 (Harold’s Cross), 01-206 4000 (Blackrock) or 01-406 8888 (Wicklow)

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

It is with deep regret that management of Anna Gaynor House has had to take the decision to suspend all internal visiting with immediate effect. As per National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) measures, visiting to long-term residential care facilities (nursing and care homes) is now suspended with the exception of critical circumstances. This decision will be reviewed regularly in line with NPHET and Government advice.

We are very conscious of the effect this decision has on our residents, their families and staff. We will endeavor to continue window visiting as long as we can safely do so, within the limitation of staffing resources.

Up to date national information in relation to visiting in residential centres can be found at: Covid Resource

The visiting team in Anna Gaynor House can be contacted by email at

The Community Reablement Unit (CRU) is currently closed for the Christmas period.

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

Limited visiting is permitted in our Palliative Care Units in Harold’s Cross, Blackrock & Wicklow 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 in the Specialist Palliative Care Unit in Harold’s Cross
Visiting Blackrock Hospice
Visiting Wicklow 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!

Contact our Occupational Therapy team on

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