Visiting restrictions have been re-implemented at Roscommon University Hospital following an outbreak of Covid-19 on site.
The Saolta hospital group are advising visitors not to attend St Teresa's or St Coman's ward for the time being.
Restrictions continue on St Bridget's Ward where visiting is by appointment only, due to an earlier Covid-19 outbreak.
Those with appointments should attend the hospital and follow all guidelines unless informed otherwise.
The full statement from Saolta University Health Care Group can be read below.
Visiting Restrictions in place at Roscommon University Hospital
14 October 2021
Visiting restrictions remain in place on St Teresa’s Ward at Roscommon University Hospital and have been introduced on St Coman’s ward due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
No visitors will be allowed on either St Teresa’s or St Coman’s ward for the time being. Exceptions may 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.
Visiting by appointment only continues on St Bridget’s Ward.
Advice for people attending hospital appointments
People who have outpatient or other appointments at the hospital are advised to attend their appointment unless contacted by a member of staff from the hospital and told otherwise.
Anyone 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.
People with COVID-19 symptoms, awaiting a COVID-19 test or test result or who have had a positive test within the last 14 days should call the number on their appointment letter to rearrange their appointment.