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Preparing for Admission to Hospital


If you have been attending one of our gynaecology clinics and you require admission to hospital for surgery or you are admitted as an emergency patient, you are most likely to be in the gynaecology ward on the first floor. There are private en suite rooms and public wards.

All gynaecology patients admitted to hospital, either as an inpatient or day case are liable for the inpatient statutory government levy, which is currently €75 per day, up to a maximum of 10 days payment in any one year. Medical card holders do not have to pay this fee. For patients with private health insurance, the levy is included in the prices listed below:

  • Accommodation in a single room per night is €1,000
  • Accommodation in a shared room per night is €813
  • Accommodation in a private day ward is €407

All patients – please bring your medical card or your private health insurance details with you when you are admitted to hospital.

Private patients should contact their insurance company before admission if they have any concerns about their level of cover. The Rotunda operates a direct payment scheme with the following companies:

  •  VHI Healthcare
  •  Laya Healthcare
  •  Aviva Health
  •  GloHealth
  •  Garda Medical Aid
  •  ESB Medical Provident Society
  •  Prison Officers Medical Aid Society
Otherwise, payment of all bills is due in full, on discharge from hospital. If you have any queries, please contact:

Patient Accounts Department by phoning 01–817 1763 or 01-817 1764

Inpatient

Women admitted to hospital for major surgery should prepare to stay for 2 - 5 days. The length of stay may vary depending on your particular health needs. Pack a small bag and include your toiletries, towels, sanitary wear, night wear, dressing gown, slippers and spare underwear. Remember that if you forget anything, your partner or friend can get it for you at one of the shops nearby. You should leave any jewellery or other valuables at home to keep them safe while you are in hospital.

You will be told in advance what time you should arrive at the hospital. On the day of admission, check in with the staff at the reception desk and they will organise for somebody to meet you, review your contact details and organise your admission to the ward. On the ward you will be seen by the midwife/nurse and the doctor. If you are taking any medication, please bring it with you or else know exactly what you are taking.

On the day of discharge, you should organise for somebody to collect you and take you home. You will be told how long to wait before you should drive a car again. We will organise a follow up appointment for you and give you the details on the day you leave hospital or else we will send it in the post. We will send a letter to your GP informing him about your admission.

If you need a letter for work, don’t forget to ask the doctor for it before you are discharged. If you need a social welfare certificate you can get it from your GP.

Day Case

Women who are coming into hospital for a day case procedure are usually asked to arrive at the hospital for 7.30 am. Check in with the staff at the reception desk and they will organise for somebody to meet you, review your contact details and organise your admission to the ward. On the ward you will be seen by the midwife/nurse and the doctor. If you are taking any medication, please bring it with you or else know exactly what you are taking.

When you are preparing for your admission, please pack a small bag which includes your toiletries, towel, night wear, dressing gown, sanitary wear and slippers. Sometimes, women may be kept in hospital overnight, so organise in advance for somebody to mind your children, if necessary.

You should ask your partner or friend to ring the gynaecology ward at 12 noon to find out what time you will be discharged. You must have somebody to collect you and drive you home from hospital. Usually, you will be discharged from hospital 3-4 hours after having the procedure.

We will give you instructions about any follow up care which may be required. If you need a letter for work, don’t forget to ask the doctor for it before you are discharged. If you need a social welfare certificate you can get it from your GP.


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