New visiting hours and rules have come into place at Sligo University Hospital Maternity Department.
Since Saturday July 1st, partners are only allowed visit until 8.30pm.
Grandparents and siblings are permitted to visit between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
Other visitors will be permitted in exceptional circumstances and only at the discretion of the Clinical Midwifery Manager or Midwife in Charge.
It is understood the changes have come about following feedback from mothers and staff and is being implemented “to ensure that mothers have the time to recover and get as much rest as possible following the births of their babies.”