Admission to Clane Hospital

The staff of Clane Hospital welcome you and in order to make your stay as comfortable as possible ask you to note the following: 

Directions to the Hospital

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Admission

Please arrive at the time indicated on your appointment letter, which should be brought with you to the hospital.

At reception please follow the sign for Admissions into the first waiting area then follow the green steps to the Admissions/Check-in office where the Admission's Secretary will ensure that your documentation/accounts are all in order before your admission to the ward for your procedure.

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Remove all jewellery, make-up and contact lenses if applicable.


Accommodation

Patients admitted are facilitated in either a private or semi-private room depending on their insurance cover, availability or in response to special needs.  If you require accommodation which is not covered by your insurance this may be facilitated following discussion with the Patient Accounts Department.

The Day Ward facilitates admissions specific to speciality e.g. Endoscopy.


Day Cases

Although our consultants will endeavour to make your Day Case stay at the hospital as short as possible, there are occasions when you may be in the hospital for the entire day.  We ask that ALL patients are prepared to spend the day at the hospital.  Our staff will keep you well informed. 

All patients having a day care procedure should not drive or drink alcohol for the first 24 hours after your procedure. We would ask that a responsible adult accompany you home after your procedure.


Personal Items

Please bring the following items with you:

  • Toiletries
  • Nightwear
  • Dressing gown and slippers (non slip)
  • Spectacles, contact lenses, dentures, hearing aid (including all containers for each of these)
  • All medications and herbal supplements you are currently taking.
  • Medical information including a list of any allergies.
  • X-Rays (if required)
  • Reading material.

You are advised to leave your valuables at home as Clane Hospital cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to personal possessions while you are in the Hospital.


Medication

Please bring your own medication in with you when you come to hospital.  On your admission to hospital a Registered Nurse will assess your medication and document same in your clinical record.  If you medications are deemed suitable for use they will be stored in a locked cabinet and administered to you during your hospital stay, with your permission.

For new medication, the Hospital will supply the medication while an inpatient and if necessary a prescription will be issued on discharge. 

 Please check with your consultant if you may take prescribed medication on the day of your procedure.


Consent

You will be asked to sign an informed consent form in circumstances where you require surgical intervention, for certain types of treatment, tests requiring anaesthesia or I.V. sedation or for the use of blood or blood products.  These tests or procedures will have been explained to you by your consultant.  If you do not understand the procedure or test you are asked to consent to, tell your nurse and your consultant will be notified.  It is important for you to understand the risks, benefits and alternatives available to you whenever you are undergoing anything other than a minor test (chest x-ray) or treatment (intravenous fluids). 

Parents of children under 18 years will be required to sign a consent on their behalf.


Fasting Times

Unless otherwise advised by your Consultant or Anaesthetist you will be informed of your fasting time on your admission letter.  If you have a medical condition which would be affected by fasting i.e. diabetes, please inform your Consultant or any member of the Nursing Staff who will advise you regardign the management of same prior to your scheduled admission date.


Discharge

Your consultant will decide when you are ready to be discharged and will advise both you and the nursing staff.   When you are prepared to be discharged please ensure that:

  • You have been instructed sufficiently on post discharge instructions and what to do if you have any difficulties or concerns.
  • You have a procedure specific information leaflet.
  • You have a prescription (if applicable) and any personal medications are returned to you (if applicable).
  • Any cannula has been removed and dressings are checked.
  • You have a follow up OPD appointment (if applicable).
  • You have a follow up appointment for the removal of any sutures/clips.
  • You have been given a Discharge Letter to give to your G.P.
  • Any x-rays/scans you may have brought with you are returned.
  • All your belongings are packed.
  • You are accompanied by a responsible adult (if applicable)

Wheelchair transportation is available if required to bring you to your vehicle.  Please inform the Nurse in Charge when you are leaving.

Should you experience any condition that concerns or causes you alarm, please contact the Hospital on the number provided on discharge.


MRSA

If you have been an inpatient in another hospital during the previous three months, you are required to have two swabs taken - a nasal and a groin for MRSA testing. This can be done by your GP or Health Centre.  Alternatively, the Hospital also provide this service at a cost of €60 and must be carried out at least four days prior to your admission to the Hospital.


Preventing Falls

All patients are asses on admittion to ensure that if you are at risk of falling special precautions will be taken by staff to reduce such a risk.


Smoking Policy

The Hospital is a smoke free facility.  Smoking is not permitted on the premises unless you are in a designated smoking area.  For fire safety reasons, the use of e-cigarettes is prohibited.


Spiritual Needs / Chaplaincy

We at Clane Hospital are committed to providing holistic healthcare which is responsive to the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of its' patients.  Appropriate spiritual, pastoral and religious care will be offered to patients, their relatives and carers.


Telephones

A telephone is situated beside your bed for receipt of incoming calls.  The Hospital contact number is 045 982340.


Internet Access

The hospital provides a wireless internet service available throughout the Hospital.   Please discuss your requirements with the Ward Staff.  The Hospital will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal laptops/devices.

The use of mobile phones is prohibited in treatment area as they can interfere with monitoring equipment. 


Bus Service

A regular bus service to/from Dublin stops in front of the Hospital at frequent intervals.   Patients are not permitted to leave the Hospital unaccompanied after having a general anaesthetic or IV sedation as part of their procedure.


Taxi

Should you require a taxi service please ask a member of the Ward staff to arrange same for you.

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