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No visiting order - effective from Thursday March 26th

Thursday March 26, 2020

We have taken the hard decision to issue a NO VISITING ORDER effective from today 26th March in the interest of protecting patients and staff and to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 infection. This means that we are closing the hospital to all visitors except in exceptional clinical circumstances where very limited permission to visit may be granted by prior agreement from the Clinical Nurse Manger on the ward – these patients may include those in Critical Care Units and loved ones receiving end of life care. No children are permitted to visit even in exceptional circumstances.

The Hospital regrets the upset this may cause our patients, however these new arrangements are necessary in order to minimise the transmission of COVID-19 for patients and staff.

Out-patients, day care procedures and scheduled care appointments remain cancelled with the exception of a number of urgent cases. You will be contacted by phone if you are to attend for any such appointments / procedures.

In addition a number of our Clinicians are holding virtual clinics (telephone call) for some OPD appointments, and these patients will be contacted by hospital staff directly.

“Our staff in the Hospital are working around the clock to deal with the Covid19 outbreak and will continue to care for both COVID and non-COVID patients. We appreciate that this is a difficult time for our patients and their families and we are continuously working to provide services in a different way where possible. We understand that visiting for patients is important so keep in touch by mobile or FaceTime. We are in the process of ensuring that patient care/comfort packages from families and loved ones will be made available over the coming days” (Val Caffrey, Chief Operating Officer).

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the HSE website here or call the HSE helpline on 1850 241850.

To view the latest updates in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the HSE please see HERE

Please see Coronavirus poster below

Thank you for your cooperation.

Covid poster