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National Visiting Guidance

Creator:

Health Service Executive (HSE)

Subject Keywords: INFECTION CONTROL, SAFETY, HOSPITAL, PATIENT
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Type: Guideline
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

All hospitals in Ireland welcome visitors. Visiting time is regarded as an important part of the patient’s day. However, the welfare of the patient must always be taken into consideration and certain restrictions may be imposed on visiting if the patient is likely to become unduly upset or tired. The Health Service Executive has developed this National Visiting Guidance to protect its patients, their families and friends, and its staff. The need for privacy and the potential for the spread of infection means that continuous visiting hours are not in the patients’ interests, and from time to time visiting may be further restricted to prevent and control infection. This guidance document reflects a balance between the needs of patients, their visitors, hospital staff and hospital procedures. Purpose - To maintain a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patients and staff - To enhance patient confidentiality - To help the hospital to organise the delivery of treatment and care by limiting and timing the numbers of visitors

Date:

19/05/2006

Rights: © Health Service Executive (HSE)
Suggested citation:

Health Service Executive (HSE). (2006) National Visiting Guidance [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/4604 [Accessed: 15th November 2019].

  

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