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Visiting restrictions at Roscommon University Hospital following Covid-19 outbreak

Sep 28, 2021 17:09 By Shannonside News
Visiting restrictions at Roscommon University Hospital following Covid-19 outbreak Visiting restrictions at Roscommon University Hospital following Covid-19 outbreak
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The restrictions come into effect from this evening on three wards.

Visiting restrictions have been implemented at Roscommon University Hospital following an outbreak of Covid-19 on site.

From this evening, visitors will not be permitted to attend St Bridget's Ward, St Teresa's Ward or St Coman's Ward in the hospital.

Exceptions can be arranged in advance with staff on compassionate grounds, with family members urged to contact the nurse manager in such cases.

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Testing and contract racing of staff and patients has now begun on site.

Those with appointments should attend the hospital and follow all guideline unless informed otherwise.

The full statement from Saolta University Health Care Group can be read below.

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Media Statement

Visiting Restrictions in place at Roscommon University Hospital

28 September 2021

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As a result of an outbreak of COVID-19 at Roscommon University Hospital, visiting restrictions have been introduced at the hospital.

 

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From today there will be no visiting allowed to St Bridget’s Ward, St Teresa’s Ward and St Coman’s Ward. However, exceptions will be made on compassionate grounds and these visits should be arranged in advance with the nurse manager on the ward. The visiting restrictions will be reviewed next week.

 

The hospital is following the national public health guidance in relation to the management of suspect cases, confirmed cases and close contacts. COVID-19 testing and contact tracing of both staff and patients is being carried out.

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Hospital appointments are going ahead

People who have outpatient or other appointments at the hospital are advised that they should still attend their appointment unless contacted by a member of staff from the hospital and advised not to attend.

 

People coming to the hospital for an appointment must continue to follow all the public health guidance including wearing a face mask and using hand gel regularly. People should come to their appointments no earlier than ten minutes before the allotted time alone to help with social distancing, unless the support of another person is essential.

 

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, awaiting a COVID-19 test or test result or has had a positive test within the last 14 days should call the number on their appointment letter to rearrange their appointment.

 

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