Regional Hospital Mullingar: Patient and Visitor Information

Visiting Arrangements

  • Visiting times are 2.30pm to 3.30pm and 6.30pm to 8pm daily. Two visitors per patient during each visiting period is permitted.
  • Visitors are encouraged to perform hand hygiene when entering and leaving the hospital and when entering and leaving a ward.
  • Family and friends are requested not to visit the hospital if they feel unwell especially with any respiratory or flu like symptoms or with vomiting and diarrhoea.
  • Visitors will be required to remain within the patient bed space only and not interact with other visitors or patients during their visit.
  • Children under 12 years should only visit in exceptional circumstances and permission to visit requires prior approval by the Ward Manager.
  • At times, there will be visiting restrictions to certain wards from Infection Control. These measures will be kept under review if there is an infection outbreak.

Current visiting guidelines by ward or unit

Covid Positive In- Patients

Visiting will only be facilitated via Ward Manager in exceptional circumstances.

Medical & Surgical Wards

On arrival at the hospital, visitors are required to check in at Security.

There may be a requirement to control access to RHM in view of the evolving Public Health situation.

Rehab Unit

Visiting is facilitated by arrangement with the Rehab Ward Manager.

Maternity Wards

  • Nominated support partner can attend the EPU department when their partner is having their scan.  
  • Nominated support partner can attend the 12 week scan.
  • Nominated support partner can attend the 20 week scan.   
  • Nominated support partner can be with the mother through labour, birth or caesarean section.
  • Nominated support partner may visit Ante-Natal and Post Natal Ward daily from 10am- 1pm and from 5pm – 8pm.
  • Siblings and Grandparents of the new-born may visit between 6pm - 8pm.
  • Rest period for mothers in place from 1pm-5pm. (strictly NO visiting at this time)

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

Parents are welcome to visit their baby in SCBU. Mother can visit and partner is permitted to visit following arrangement with the Ward Manager.

Paediatric Ward

One parent, guardian or carer is supported to be with their child during the hospital admission.

The accompanying person must not have symptoms of Covid-19, must not be a suspected or a confirmed case of Covid-19 and must not be subject to restricted movements for any other Public Health reason.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Visiting is facilitated by arrangement with the ICU Ward Manager or nurse in charge.

Critical & Compassionate Grounds

On critical and compassionate grounds, further visits can be arranged through through the relevant Ward Manager.