Update on Services at Mater Private Hospital Cork, from 1st July

Published Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 08:55 am

  • Cork

From 1st July the Mater Private Hospital Cork will return to offering a comprehensive range of services to GPs and patients.

Protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff remains our priority. We have adapted the way we provide care and services, while ensuring social distancing, infection control and enhanced safety measures are in place. Prior to arrival at the hospital, all patients will be contacted by telephone for screening. Additional screening will take place on arrival.

Please find below information about our services - this will continue to be updated over the coming weeks.

 

URGENT CARDIAC CARE: Call 021 601 3333

  • Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday for patients with urgent cardiac symptoms
  • GP Referral required
     

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

  • The Emergency Department remains temporarily closed due to COVID-related reconfiguration requirements.
     

CARDIOLOGY OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENTS: Call 021 601 3258 with any queries

 

HEART FAILURE/WARFARIN: Call 021 601 3258 with any queries

  • Patients with Heart Failure: consultations are operating as normal
  • INR/Warfarin clinic appointments are operating as normal


OTHER SPECIALTIES

Normal service will resume in respect of clinics in other specialties as below.

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • General Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Medical Admissions
  • Orthopaedics
  • Spinal
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental
  • Pain Relief
  • Plastics
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory
     
  • E-referrals can be sent for all specialties. Please contact the specific departments should you wish to refer in an alternative way.
  • Consultant Secretaries may be contacted through Reception on 021 601 3200
     

VIRTUAL CLINICS

Virtual clinics (incl. Video Consultations) will continue to be available for most specialties and will be offered as an option to patients for whom it may be appropriate. This will be assessed in collaboration between the patient and their medical team, and on a case by case basis.

 

VISITOR ACCESS TO MATER PRIVATE HOSPITAL 

All Mater Private hospitals are currently closed to visitors. Access at this time is limited solely to staff and patients.

For visits to palliative care patients, please contact Reception at your respective hospital. You will be directed to a senior staff member who will review the request for access on a case by case basis.  In exceptional cases, visitors may be granted access to the hospital. It is also important to note that in such cases visitors may be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect the hospital’s vulnerable patient population. These restrictions are designed to provide the best and safest care for our entire patient population and staff at this time. We thank you for your co-operation.

For enquiries about visiting hours and criteria, please call your respective Mater Private Reception:

  • Dublin: 01 885 8888
  • Cork: 021 601 3200
  • Limerick: 061 425 901

All in-patients in Mater Private hospitals have a direct dial telephone by which family and friends can contact their loved one. We actively encourage family and friends to contact in-patients by using these landlines, or through the use of mobile phone telephone or video calling apps (such as FaceTime, WhatsApp video calling, etc.) until these visiting restrictions are lifted.

 

Anyone who has had exposure to a confirmed case in the last 14 days and has symptoms should:

  • Follow HSE advice on www.hse.ie
  • Phone their GP or Emergency services on 112 or 999
  • For further information call HSELIVE on 1850 24 1850

We appreciate your cooperation at this time.

 

It is important to note that Mater Private are not a designated receiving hospital for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases, and that in line with the latest guidelines from the HSE/HSPC, any suspected cases presenting to the hospital will be notified to Public Health.