What to bring
Please bring toiletries, nightwear, appropriate non-slip footwear, a dressing gown and any mobilising aids you require, such as a walking stick, crutches, frame or wheelchair. You will have ample wardrobe storage space in your room.
There is no need to bring hand towels or bath towels, as these are provided.
When coming into hospital, please bring any medicines, tablets or supplements you are taking. These will be stored in a safe in your room, and used to help the doctor to prescribe additional medication accurately.
Private patients are accommodated in spacious single rooms, while semi-private patients are assigned twin rooms. All rooms are en-suite, with multi-channel flat screen TVs, direct dial telephones and WiFi.
Admissions and Discharge
Admission. What happens when you arrive
Our Admissions department is open from 6.45am until 6pm (Monday – Friday) and 6.45am until 12pm (Saturday). Patients for admission outside of these hours should check-in at the Main Reception in the Atrium.
If you are unable to attend (as an inpatient or day case), please contact the Admissions office on 01 260 9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions is located on the Ground Floor adjacent to the Main Entrance to the Hospital. If you are taking the lift from the Car Park to the Ground floor, you can make your way to the Main Reception and they will direct you. Once registration has been completed you will be directed to the appropriate clinical area.
In the unlikely event that there is a delay to your admission, we will contact you as early as possible, and your admission will be rescheduled.
A patient’s consent is required before certain treatments and procedures, such as surgery, anaesthesia and the use of blood and blood products.
As part of the consent process, your Consultant will clearly explain the procedure to you, outlining the risks and the benefits. We encourage all patients to actively participate in their care plan, and to ask as many questions as necessary.
Day of Surgery Admissions Lounge
St. Vincent’s Private Hospital provides a Day of Surgery Admissions Lounge. This is a new service designed to provide a streamlined, comfortable admission experience for our patients. If you are selected to be admitted via the Day of Surgery Admissions Lounge, you will go to the operating theatre from the admissions lounge and to your room post operatively.
Your Discharge – When your treatment is complete
It is important that you and your family are actively involved in planning your discharge. You will normally be advised on admission of your estimated date of discharge.
On the day of your discharge, it is important that you vacate your bed by 10.00am (9.00am for those in short-stay units such as the Elm Unit).
It is important to remember that, during your stay here, you may be unsteady on your feet due to your condition or your medical treatment. To reduce your risk of having a fall, please use the call bell provided in your room to ask for assistance when moving about.
On admission, you will be provided with a patient identification wristband. It is important that you wear this at all times while staying with us. Please also advise us if you have any food or medication allergies.
To identify patients correctly, staff members may require you to confirm your name, date of birth and / or medical record number.
Leaving the ward
You must inform a nurse if you are leaving your ward, even if it is only for a short period of time.
You are advised not to bring large sums of money, jewellery or expensive electronic items with you, as we cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged property. We strongly recommend the use of the safe, which can be found inside the wardrobe in your room.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital is a smoke-free environment. This includes vaping.
All staff members are instructed in fire safety, and fire exits are clearly marked throughout the hospital. In the unlikely event of a fire, stay calm and follow the instructions of staff.
Some appliances can interfere with hospital equipment, so it is important to first check with a member of staff before personal electronic devices are used i.e. mobile phones, laptops, iPads.
Hot Water Bottles
For safety reasons hot water bottles are not permitted in the hospital.