Coronavirus/ COVID- 19
We are considered essential healthcare and will remain open unless specifically instructed to close.
We have robust and workable controls in place at the clinic that ensure continued service. Should we be explicitly instructed to close the clinic, we will then conduct a review of patient status and act accordingly.
In line with new restrictions, we will aim to complete scans in a limited time period. This is in keeping with similar practice carried out in other medical facilities.
In order to facilitate this, we ask that patients come to the clinic in comfortable clothing and to please leave scarves and coats (where possible) in the car. This will help to reduce time spent changing in and out of clothing.
We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and we are working hard to keeping everyone safe whilst also providing the highest standard in care.
- Our guidleines
- Please use the side gate beside the The Gate Theatre and not the main hospital entrance. When approaching the gate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will provide you with the code to get in.
- Washing and sanitising your hands will be essential. Please use the disinfectant stations when entering the clinic. If you are feeling feverish or have a persistent cough, we ask that you call the clinic first before arriving. You should also contact your local GP.
- Please wear comfortable clothing when entering the clinic- this will help to reduce time spent changing in and out of clothing
- You will need to fill out a COVID-19 consent form before attending the clinic. The patient coordinators will send this form out to you prior to your appointment.
- Children are prohibited from attending the clinic.
- Partners (where applicable) can only attend when absolutely necessary e.g. for blood test or semen analysis or signing consents.
- Friends/family are prohibited from attending.
- Please arrive at the designated time, there will be no access to waiting rooms. We must reduce the amount of people in our buildings at all times.
- Initial, return consultations and counselling will continue to take place over Zoom or on the phone.
These measures are taken so that our patients and staff are protected. We understand that they may cause inconvenience but it is essential that we follow government guidelines. We thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.
- Our contact details
- Update regarding Oncology Fertility Preservation services
22 April 2020: Rotunda IVF, a member of Virtus Health which includes Sims IVF, is recommencing oncology fertility services with immediate effect. After consultation with National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), Rotunda IVF has resumed fertility preservation services, including egg and sperm freezing, for oncology patients.
As the National Gamete Cryopreservation Centre, Rotunda IVF has been providing onco-fertility services since 1997.
- From HSE Website
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Symptoms of coronavirus
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.
The main symptoms to look out for are:
- a cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath
- breathing difficulties
- fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above) or chills
If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.
Protect yourself and others