No partners or children allowed in Mullingar maternity unit

No children or partners will be allowed in the Regional Hospital Mullingar maternity unit from today.

In a statement released today, the hospital stated they’ve implemented the ban in order to protect mothers and newborns as well as staff and other patients within the hospital.

Exceptions will reportedly be made in outstanding circumstances.

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The hospital has stated they understand and apologise for any distress caused to both parents.