Visiting hours Linn Dara Approved Centre

COVID-19 Restrictions - All visiting to Linn Dara Approved Centre is by appointment only.

Family members are encouraged to visit young people during the dedicated visiting times after consultation with staff.

Where possible a “quiet area” or specific room will be available for the young person to meet with their visitors. This will be away from the young person’s bedroom and provide some privacy for the young person and visitor. Only people on the approved visiting list will be permitted entry to the units.

Visiting Times

Monday to Friday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Saturday and Sunday (Including Public Holidays) from 1:30 pm to – 4:30 pm.

Visitors must be on the young person’s visitor list.

Visitors are asked to be mindful that ongoing situations, emergencies and unit issues may impact on the ability to facilitate a visit to the unit during allocated visiting times. There may also be delays in collecting visitors from the main reception and again we ask visitors and parents to please be patient as the service provides acute care and treatment which can be unplanned.

Visitors are asked to wash their hands or use the hand sanitiser gel, on entering and leaving the unit.

Visitors are asked not to visit if they are feeling unwell or it is thought they pose an infection risk to others.

Children under the age of 18 years are allowed to visit, but a responsible adult must accompany them at all times.

Visitors are not allowed on the unit if intoxicated nor are they allowed to bring alcohol or any over the counter, prescription or street drugs onto the unit.

Please consult the list of prohibited and contraband items noted in the main reception.

If it is felt that visitors are acting in a way that is not in the best interests of the young people, ward staff will raise their concerns with the visitor and the young person (if appropriate) in the first instance. If required ward staff will escalate the situation to the Clinical Nurse Manager or Nurse in Charge for further direction.

The person in overall charge of the unit the Clinical Nurse Manager or Nurse in Charge may at any stage halt the visit and ask visitors to leave. This is to ensure the ongoing health, safety and welfare of all young people and staff is maintained.

Zero Tolerance Policy

Linn Dara Approved Centre operates a Zero Tolerance Policy in relation to abuse, violence or aggression. Linn Dara CAMHS staff should be able to come to work without fear of violence, abuse or harassment from young people, families or the general public.

Inappropriate behaviour to staff and others such as swearing, presenting as intoxicated and/or threatening comments by visitors, parents or children will not be tolerated.

It is Linn Dara CAMHS policy that any person who treats any member of staff in this way will be removed from the premises.

In the interest of staff and young person safety, incidents will be reported to An Garda Síochána immediately and prosecution may be sought against offenders by Linn Dara CAMHS.