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Visiting restrictions continue at local hospitals

The public are reminded that visiting is still not permitted at Sligo and Roscommon University Hospitals and other Saolta group Hospitals other than in exceptional circumstances.

Commenting a Saolta spokesperson said, “We are again asking the public not to visit patients in hospital other than end of life situations and other exceptional circumstances. This must be agreed with the relevant ward manager before visiting. Families should telephone the hospital and request to speak to the manager of the ward where their family member is. They will then decide if a visit can be arranged without compromising the welfare of other patients on the ward. Children in particular should not visit patients in hospital.

“We also want to remind parents of paediatric patients that only one parent/guardian can remain with their child at any time. This is to minimise the risk of infection among our paediatric patients and staff.

“It is also important that patients who are attending appointments should attend on their own other than in circumstances where patients need the support or assistance of a family member or a carer.

“We recognise that the visiting restrictions may be challenging for patients and their families, however, our priority must be to protect the patients in our hospitals who are vulnerable to infection. We would like to thank members of the public for their co-operation.”

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