Policy on Accompanying Persons in the Emergency Department - CUH

Cork Emergency Departments

The Adult Patient:

One (1) only adult accompanying person is allowed at any time for patients in the Emergency Department. Substitution and rotation of accompanying adult will be allowed as appropriate. No children under 16 years of age to accompany the accompanying adult at any time.

EMP Patient Visitor Guidance

The Child Patient (under 16 years of age):

Children may have both parents or guardians with them at all times.

Violence and Aggression:

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Information on Patient’s Condition.

The nursing / medical staff will continually keep the accompany person (next of kin) updated on the patients condition. This accompanying person will be the appointed contact person for the remaining family members and should make arrangements to update them throughout the patients stay in the Emergency Department.

EMP Patient Visitor Guidance

Special Circumstances:

The Clinical decision Unit:

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In the interest of patient care, patient personal hygiene and consultant rounds

EMP Patient Visitor Guidance

If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended:

Mercy Injury Unit, Gurranabraher (021)4926900

LIU Mallow(022)58506

LIU Bantry(027)52900

Content by CNM Catherine O' Mahony, G.P Liaison Nurse, Prof. Stephen Cusack, Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 22/10/2008. Next review 22/1/2009.