Roscommon University Hospital is implementing visiting restrictions from this evening, Friday March 6th. The restrictions will continue into next week and will be kept under review.
These restrictions are being put in place as an infection control measure and will apply to all hospitals in the Saolta Group.
A hospital spokesperson stated, “We are asking the public not to visit the hospital other than end of life situations and other exceptional circumstances as agreed with the ward manager in advance of visiting. To arrange a visit, families should telephone the hospital and request to speak to the relevant ward manager who will decide if a visit can be facilitated without compromising the welfare of the patients on the ward. Children in particular should not visit patients in hospital.
“We recognise that the visiting restrictions may be challenging for patients and their families, however, our priority must be to protect the patients in the hospital who are vulnerable to infection. We would like to thank members of the public for their co-operation.”