Visiting restrictions now in place at two local hospitals
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community, access to visitors is now being limited to exceptional circumstances and compassionate grounds only at both Sligo and Roscommon hospitals.
The restrictions also apply to Mayo University Hospital, Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) and Letterkenny University Hospital.
Visits must be pre-arranged by family members / visitors, who should contact the relevant ward or unit in advance. Saolta group apologise to our patients and their loved ones for taking this measure to keep our hospitals safe. The situation will be kept under constant review.
In line with national guidance on visiting, visitors will be asked to produce their EU Digital COVID Certificate or HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Record or other proof of immunity at the entrance. Visitors may be asked to show some photo ID to prove that the proof of immunity is theirs.
There are exemptions from the requirement for the EU Digital COVID Certificate or HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Record or other proof of immunity, on compassionate grounds.
Children may not visit the hospital unless agreed in advance, on compassionate grounds, with the ward / unit manager.
There are separate arrangements in place for access to the maternity departments for nominated support partners.
Anyone coming to the hospital must complete a COVID-19 screening checklist and follow the public health guidance, including wearing a surgical face mask and performing good hand hygiene regularly.