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

We are constantly reviewing our visitor guidelines as the rates of Covid-19 in the community and in hospitals change, and in line with government guidance.


We strongly recommend that all visitors are fully vaccinated and from 1st November, all visitors will be asked to show their proof of vaccination on arrival. Those without a vaccination certificate will need to take extra precautions when visiting. This will include wearing protective clothing (PPE).

  • Please read below for more important details and bear in mind that these are frequently changing.
  • 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.
  • Those who have travelled into Ireland should seek advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) on testing and isolation requirements.

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, Harold’s Cross

Following HSE guidance, visiting to the residents of Anna Gaynor House (AGH) is by appointment only (4 visits per week). The team can be contacted at aghvisiting@olh.ie Although the situation has improved considerably, Covid-19 continues to be a risk, even with vaccination.

The current arrangements will be reviewed in line with the Department of Public Health (DOPH) and Government guidelines. Up-to-date national information in relation to visiting at residential centres can be found at: Government plan for Living with Covid 19

We thank you for your ongoing support and ask for your continued patience and co-operation as we work hard to continue to protect our residents and staff.

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

All in-patients in our Specialist Palliative Care Units can have daily visits. These are subject to some restrictions as outlined in the documents below.

Visiting in the Specialist Palliative Care Unit in Harold’s Cross
Visiting Blackrock Hospice
Visiting Wicklow Hospice

Community Palliative Care 

Many 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 stayconnected@olh.ie

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