Visiting Protocol – Specialist Palliative Care

Welcome to Marymount

Here at Marymount we constantly strive to seek a balance between managing the risk posed to our Residents and Patients by COVID-19 and other communicable diseases with an appreciation for the importance of visiting by family and friends.———

We are constantly reviewing our visiting protocols in line with national guidance and in appreciation for circulating levels of virus in the community: Visiting Protocols are subject to change, we suggest that you check our website for frequent updates, or ring prior to visiting should you have any queries on phone number (021)4869100

We would ask you to pause and consider whether your visit is essential at this time. Non-essential visiting places our vulnerable Patients, Residents and the Staff who care for them at increased risk.


  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT VISIT if you have any cold/ flu like symptoms – please contact us and we would be happy to arrange a virtual visit instead.

VISITING GUIDELINES for both Services for Older People and Inpatient Palliative Care Unit

  • Visiting is permitted Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 8pm.
  • Please no congregating in Ward communal areas.
  • All visitors must check in at reception and upon entering the ward area.
  • IMPORTANT: We encourage patients to choose to have a complete rest day which is visitor free, allowing for relaxation, reflection and therapeutic intervention.
  • We ask that all visitors must adhere to directions on essential infection prevention and control practices including maintaining physical distance, respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
  • Hand hygiene is the single most important action to reduce the spread of infection, we would ask that you would complete Hand Hygiene upon entering the hospital, and upon entering and leaving the patient’s room.
  • The use of a face mask is currently optional whilst visiting Patients/Residents within Marymount. Should you chose to wear a mask- these are available at reception and at varying PPE Stations around the building. Please be aware that the requirement for the use of face masks whilst visiting is subject to change, based upon HPSC guidance and local risk assessment related to circulating levels of respiratory virus within the community.
  • 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

For the safety of our patients, visitors and staff we strongly recommend that all visitors are fully vaccinated, including booster.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience with regard to our visiting protocols & we thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe in Marymount.

For inquiries, call (021) 486 9100