IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
Last updated 30 December 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Important Information for UPMC Patients:
Our hospitals are open and operating on a regular schedule. Travel outside your county, for essential purposes, including medical and/or surgical care, is permitted. You will need to present your appointment letter at Garda checkpoints. Be assured we are following HSE guidelines and taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe.
Information for Patients and Visitors Attending UPMC Hospitals:
Our UPMC Hospitals in Ireland are supporting the HSE during this Covid-19 crisis.
If you are a patient or due to attend one of our hospitals and you have a concern, please contact your consultant’s office directly or through the hospital on 051 337400 (UPMC Whitfield), 045 982300 (UPMC Kildare) or 056 7775275 (UPMC Aut Even).
If you are due to attend a UPMC Hospital, please consider the following:
- In the past 14 days, have you been tested and/or treated for COVID -19?
- In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and been advised to self-isolate?
- Do you currently have a new onset of respiratory symptoms, persistent cough or shortness of breath, and/or a fever? https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/symptoms.html
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, please contact us on 051 337400 (UPMC Whitfield), 045 982300 (UPMC Kildare) or 056 7775275 (UPMC Aut Even), in advance of your appointment. Do Not attend the Hospital.
We operate with your safety in mind. Our cleaning team cleans and sanitizes all high-touch items in public areas at least daily. With the onset of COVID-19, these regular cleanings are increased in our facilities.
For your safety we have implemented a number of precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis:
- Visiting restrictions are in place:
- Inpatient visiting is prohibited.
- Outpatients should only be accompanied when strictly necessary.
- All patients on entry to the hospital will be required to:
- Perform hand hygiene.
- Have their thermal body temperature checked.
- Social distancing measures are in place throughout the hospital
- Restaurant is open for take away service only.
- On the day of your appointment you should attend no earlier than your appointed time.
We are committed to your safety. Thank you for your cooperation.