Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Notice CUMH

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At CUMH, partners are welcome to attend the following and exceptions are made for compassionate reasons:

  • Early pregnancy scans
  • The 12 week scan (booking scan)
  • The anatomy scan (between 21 and 26 weeks)

Inpatient visiting – unrestricted visiting for partner/nominated support person from 7am to 11pm every day

  • Neonatal unit – parents can both attend separately, unrestricted visiting times
  • High dependency unit – unrestricted visiting
  • Any other situation where there is reason to anticipate that the visit is likely to be associated with particular stress or to involve communication of particular emotional significance

CUMH are urging all patients and their partners to avail of the free COVID-19 vaccine.  Follow this link for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy.


Please visit the Ireland South Women & Infants Directorate website for the latest information and research on COVID-19 for pregnant women.  


View a selection of resources for expectant mothers.


VIRTUAL TOUR:  Virtual tour of Cork University Maternity Hospital - find out more 



Patient notice regarding visitor restrictions update in CUMH. DOWNLOAD PATIENT NOTICE 


Patient notice regarding visiting updates in CUMH. DOWNLOAD PATIENT NOTICE


Patient notice regarding Cyber attack in CUMH. DOWNLOAD PATIENT NOTICE 


Patient Notice regarding visiting restrictions update in CUMH. Regretfully we have to temporarily pause partners attending the routine 20-22 week anatomy scan with effect from Monday, 11 January 2021  DOWNLOAD PARENT NOTICE


Latest Patient Notice regarding an update to visiting restrictions in CUMH. Partners of pregnant women to attend the anatomy scan (21-23 weeks) from Monday 14 December 2020. DOWNLOAD PARENT NOTICE


Parent notice from Dr Brendan Murphy, Lead Consultant Neonatologist regarding updates to our visitor restrictions with one parent at a time allowed visit their baby in the Neonatal Unit in CUMH. DOWNLOAD PARENT NOTICE


Latest Patient Notice regarding visiting restrictions and patient queries regarding COVID-19 from Prof. John R. Higgins, Clinical Director. DOWNLOAD PATIENT NOTICE


Patient Notice regarding car park restrictions - there is no access from the underground maternity car park to CUMH.  Please arrange for drop off at CUMH main entrance.  From Prof. John R. Higgins, Clinical Director. DOWNLOAD PATIENT NOTICE


Memo regarding suspension of Newborn Hearing Screening Programme as of 28.03.2020 and the introduction of procedures to manage the backlog - from Gary Norman HSE National Clinical Lead (Audiology).  All births will be recorded and hearing screening will be offered at a later date to all eligible babies. DOWNLOAD MEMO

18/03/2020Latest Patient Notice from Prof. John R. Higgins, Clinical Director regarding delivery of care due to COVID-19.  Please note further, necessary visitor restrictions and changes to assessment pathways as of 18 March 2020.  DOWNLOAD PATIENT NOTICE
18/03/2020Parent notice from Dr Brendan Murphy, Lead Consultant Neonatologist regarding visitor restrictions and infection control measures in the Neonatal Unit in CUMH as of 18 March 2020.  DOWNLOAD PARENT NOTICE
18/03/2020Patient Notice from our Clinical Director Professor John R. Higgins regarding delivery of care due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and further, necessary visitor restrictions as of 18 March 2020.  DOWNLOAD PATIENT NOTICE
11/03/2020Patient Notice from our Clinical Director Professor John R. Higgins regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the delivery of care as of 11 March 2020.  DOWNLOAD PATIENT NOTICE
06/03/2020Message from our Clinical Director Professor John R. Higgins to staff, students and patients regarding clinics, theatre and visitor restrictions and more. We regret any inconvenience caused. Patients that have questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can call reception on 021 492 0500.  DOWNLOAD MEMO


If you are a patient with a query on Covid-19 please contact main reception for CUMH on 021 492 0500.

Patients who suspect they may have Covid-19 symptoms should contact their GP or Public Health via telephone first:
Public Health Number: 021 4927601
24-hour COVID19 care line: 1850 24 1850.


The HSE issues ongoing updated public health advice about what to do during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is the best, trusted source for this information. Find out about COVID-19 symptoms, keeping good hand hygiene, social distancing and more.

The HSE also has published information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy.  VISIT HSE COVID-19 and PREGNANCY INFO.




Last Modified Date: 30/05/2023 09:03:47

Visiting Hours

In the interest of patient and public safety, we regret that strict visitor restrictions are in place in Cork University Maternity Hospital. We understand how difficult this may be and we will be there to support you. We thank you for your understanding. 

COVID-19 and Visitor Restrictions

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