Patient and Visitor Information: Regional Hospital Mullingar

Medical and surgical wards

Patient visits can be booked for medical and surgical wards in advance by ringing 044 9346622. This telephone line is open from 9am to 11am and 3pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Visiting times are from 6.30pm to 8pm every day. All visits need to be pre-booked.

Visits are limited to 1 visitor at a time and must not last more than 30 minutes per visit.

Visitors need to complete a health questionnaire on arrival.

Visitors need to wear a surgical face mask during their visit and perform hand hygiene regularly.

Visitors should remain within the patient bed space only and not interact with other visitors or patients during their visit. Patients should not leave the ward with their visitor.

A limited number of visitors in each ward are permitted at any one time. It may not be possible to facilitate visitors at the requested date and time.

Covid positive in- patients.

Visiting will only be allowed through the ward manager in exceptional circumstances. This is to help control access in view of the evolving public health situation.

Maternity Service

  • Nominated support partner can attend the Early Pregnancy Unit department when their partner is having their scan
  • Nominated support partner can attend for the 12 week scan
  • Nominated support partner can attend for the 20 week scan
  • Nominated support partner can be with the mother through labour, birth or caesarean section

Nominated support partner can visit the Ante-Natal and Post-Natal ward every day during the following times:

10am to 1pm

5pm to 8pm

The rest period for mothers will continue to be in place from 1pm to 5pm

Special Care Baby Unit

Parents are welcome to visit their baby in the Special Care Baby Unit. Mother can visit at any time. The nominated support partner can visit following arrangement with the ward manager.

Paediatric Ward

One parent, guardian or carer can be with their child during the hospital admission.

The accompanying person must not:

  • have symptoms of COVID-19
  • be a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19
  • be subject to restricted movements for any other public health reason

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Visiting is allowed by arrangement with the ICU ward manager or the nurse in charge.

Rehabilitation Unit

Visiting is allowed by arrangement with the rehabilitation ward manager.

Visiting on Critical and Compassionate Circumstances

Visits can be arranged on critical and compassionate grounds through the ward manager on the relevant ward.

Getting around 

Consumer & Legal Affairs

Marie Ruane
Consumer & Legal Affairs Manager,
Regional Hospital Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Tel no. 044 93 94143