Tipperary University Hospital
The following are TippUH visiting arrangements:-
- Visiting at TippUH is permitted between 2pm – 4pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm. No visiting is allowed outside of these hours unless in exceptional circumstances by prior arrangement with the ward/department manager. Please note that you will be asked to leave the clinical area if you attend outside of the hospitals visiting hours.
- Patients in all ward areas are permitted visitors unless there is a known outbreak in a clinical area and this may result in temporary restricted visiting at ward level
- Two visitors permitted at each bedside (in the event that a third visitors comes to the patient’s bedside earlier visitors are requested to leave)
- Members of the public who are unwell are asked not to visit patients.
- Visits should be short – approximately an hour but should be appropriate to the needs of the patient.
- Children should not visit the hospital unless in exceptional circumstances and by prior approval of the ward/department manager.
Visiting to the Paediatric Unit
- 1 parent/guardian/nominated person at a time may visit
- Visiting to the Paediatric ward is permitted outside of the times outlined above
- No children are allowed to visit except in exceptional circumstances as approved by the ward manager
Visiting to Maternity Service
- Partners/nominated support person can attend the labour ward with the woman either via the front door or ED.
- As per National Guidelines, the partner/nominated support person can be with the woman from 8-9 pm. In the event of a woman labouring into the evening/night/overnight, the partner/support person can be present if desired. The partner/support person can be with the woman until she is transferred back to the ward post-delivery.
- It is preferred that the partner/nominated support person would not swop with another person.
- Partners/nominated support persons are facilitated at the booking scan, anomaly scan, or any other visit that may involve communication of particular emotional significance.
- Partners/nominated support persons are welcome to attend the booking appointment, however due to space constraints, on occasion after the initial scan they may be asked to wait in the foyer on the ground floor.
- Visiting in the special care baby unit is facilitated for the mother and partner/nominated support person. All visits can be arranged with the staff in that area, all visits are not time limited. Visiting to SCBU maybe limited if the area is extremely busy. Parents of babies who have been discharged, are encouraged to call SCBU at the start of a day and plan their visits with the staff. All visits will be facilitated.
- There is no visiting allowed in the Emergency Department
Located in the main foyer. Hospital café open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm
Open 9am to 3pm with hot meals until 2pm. If the area is busy, staff members will take precedence between 1pm and 1.45pm.
Local taxi companies provide taxi services. Ask a staff member for contact number
There is a shop located on the ground floor in the main hospital which stocks snacks, drinks, newspapers, magazines, cards, gis and toiletries. Shop open Monday to Sunday 9am to 5.30pm
Access to Hospitals WIFI may be intermient due to Network coverage and effects of hospital equipment.
The religious and spiritual beliefs of all parents are respected at Tipperary University Hospital. Visits from religious advisors from all faiths are welcome. Your family can make contact with your religious advisor. There is an oratory on the ground floor at the hospital entrance. We have a Chaplain available when required.
All our hospitals are smoke-free campuses. Smoking is not allowed throughout the hospital and the hospital grounds. Supports available to give up smoking