Monday, March 09, 2020

Outpatient, X-ray and other scheduled appointments and procedures are going ahead as usual at Roscommon University Hospital.

Visiting restrictions were introduced to all hospitals in the Saolta Group last Friday as an infection control measure and will continue this week. However, the services at Roscommon University Hospital are not impacted and all clinics/procedures are running as normal.

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.”

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