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Information for Patients on new arrangements for attending Out-patient Appointments

Friday May 22, 2020

Beaumont Hospital is taking provisional early steps to re-open out-patients to patients who need to attend.  In accordance with national guidelines we continue to work on providing services in a different way, such as virtual clinics or phoning patients where possible.

All patients will continue to be contacted by the Hospital about their appointments or planned admission. Do not attend for your Hospital appointment unless you are contacted to do so.

All non-essential day case procedures and admissions continue to be postponed until further notice.  You will be contacted by the Hospital’s Admissions Office to reschedule.

Please do not come to the Hospital for an appointment unless you are contacted by us and asked to attend. 

A No Visiting Order continues to operate in Beaumont Hospital.  In exceptional circumstances visiting will be facilitated for patients by prior agreement from the Clinical Nurse Manger on the ward.  No children are permitted to visit the Hospital under any circumstances.

A new OPD pathway for out-patient services has been developed.  From this week the following new safety measures are being implemented for patients who need to attend main OPD:

  • Patients are being asked to attend no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time, to ensure safe social distancing and to avoid over-crowding, and we a ask that patients follow the directions of staff and floor markings through the clinics.

  • All Patients attending MAIN OPD (Clinic A,B,C,D,E,F) are to attend the check in area to the left of the main entrance to the Hospital (see map).

  • Patients who have a referral for all services outside of main OPD including bloods, X-rays, can enter the hospital via the main front door or previously arranged pathways.

  • Staff will perform temperature checks and provide facemasks, for all patients and relatives

  • Staff will escort patients to the relevant waiting areas

  • Attend on your own if possible

If you have a temperature or are feeling unwell, please do not attend for your appointment and phone your GP. If you are worried about any urgent symptoms like chest pain or signs of a stroke please attend our ED or call 999 or 112.

This is a new way of working for us all and we ask for your patience as we plan and deliver care to our patients in accordance with national guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The map below illustrates the new entry for main out-patients.

OPD pathway