Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Notice CUMH
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.
Women admitted for induction of labour or in labour can have one nominated companion. This companion can only join the patient when she is in labour or called for caesarean section.
For all other inpatients, including antenatal inpatients and postnatal inpatients: no visitors allowed
- For patients in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: mother and father, one at a time
- For outpatients:only the women attending the appointment – no partners, children or nominated companions
PATIENT COVID-19 FAQS
Please visit the NEW Ireland South Women & Infants Directorate website for the latest information and research on COVID-19 for pregnant women.
Please visit our Patient FAQ page for a list of our frequently asked questions in relation to COVID-19.
HELPFUL RESOURCES RE: COVID-19
We hope that you are keeping safe and well during the COVID-19 outbreak.
View a selection of resources for expectant mothers.
ONLINE LEARNING - PARENT EDUCATION
For pregnancy and labour: View a selection of videos
Postnatal period: View a selection of videos
VIRTUAL TOUR: Virtual tour of Cork University Maternity Hospital - find out more
SYMPTOM SCREENING: Detailed walkthrough of what a patient can expect on entering CUMH due to COVID-19 Symptom Screening measures. DOWNLOAD
- All patients must enter the CUMH main entrance over the footbridge. This includes patients in labour, attending for c-section or any other appointment.
- There is no internal access to CUMH from the underground maternity car park. Please arrange for drop off at the footbridge.
LATEST PATIENT NOTICES
For staff notices, visit the Coronavirus Staff Memos page.
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
|18/03/2020||Latest 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|
|18/03/2020||Parent 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|
|18/03/2020||Patient 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|
|11/03/2020||Patient 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|
|06/03/2020||Message 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.
VISIT HSE COVID-19 INFO
The HSE also has published information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy. VISIT HSE COVID-19 and PREGNANCY INFO.