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The Rotunda was the first maternity hospital in dublin to get the national baby friendly hospital award

People with Support Needs


To ensure that women with support needs, such as reduced hearing, eyesight, movement or speaking skills, have an equal opportunity to benefit frompregnant lady in wheelchair maternity care, a variety of facilities are available, such as:

  • designated disabled parking spaces beside the main reception area of the hospital;
  • wheelchair accessible toilets in the front reception area;
  • guide dogs may accompany a person with visual impairment and assistance with directions can be provided;
  • sign language can be arranged by advance request;
  • translator service is available for non English speaking women;
  • one–to-one parent education classes may be provided; 
  • medical social worker is available Monday – Friday.

If you have a support need and you need any help, please ask a member of staff who will be pleased to help. With your permission we can take note of your needs in your healthcare record so that staff are aware of the support you need during your time in the hospital.

The Access Officer in the hospital will work with staff to ensure you can easily access the services you require.


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