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Visitors to our Hospital

Visitors are always encouraged up to 21:00hrs, except before 10:00hrs and during mealtimes which are:

  •             Mid-day meal:  12:30 – 13:00
  •             Evening meal: 17:00 – 17:30

Children under 10 years old are advised not to visit as the hospital can be a source of infection to small children.  Visitors under 16 years are not allowed to visit patient care areas unaccompanied.

There may be occasions when visiting is restricted for reasons such as Doctors consultations, routine daily procedures or to facilitate periods of rest deemed necessary by  nursing or medical staff.

When receiving visitors in shared accommodation, please show consideration for patients who may be resting.  Please ask relatives not to visit should they have a cold, stomach bug or other contagious disease.

Visiting times in the Acute Dependency Unit:

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 14:00 – 16:30
  • 18:30 – 20:00

The maximum number of visitors per patient at any one time in this Unit is two.
Car-Parking: Car Parking is available on the hospital grounds for patients and visitors.  For security purposes, the Hospital gates close each evening at 22:30hrs.


The Hospital Restaurant is located on the Ground Floor  and is open to patients, visitors and staff.

Restaurant Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays - 8am - 6pm
  • Lunch starts from 12 – 2 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Lunch starts  12 – 1.30 on Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays.

In addition, vending machines are located on the Ground Floor of the Hospital. Due to Health and Safety regulations, there are restrictions on certain foodstuffs that can be taken from the Restaurant.

Covered by all Major Insurance Companies:

  • Irish Life Health
  • ESB
  • Garda
  • GloHealth
  • Laya
  • Vhi

Bon Secours Hospital Galway is accredited by:

  • JCI