Easing of Covid restrictions for hospital visitors

University Hospital Limerick

VISITING restrictions at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) and Ennis Hospital are being partially relaxed with immediate effect, following recent outbreaks of Covid-19.

Advice from the UL Hospital Group’s Outbreak Control Teams means that visiting can resume on all almost all inpatient wards at UHL, and on the Burren Ward at Ennis Hospital.

For now, visiting restrictions remain in place on Ward 1D and the Trauma Ward in UHL, and on the Fergus Ward in Ennis Hospital, where the management of Covid outbreaks continues.

Restrictions also remain in place on both inpatient wards at Nenagh Hospital, following a Covid outbreak there last week.

A spokesman for the Hospitals Group said that visitors were being asked to adhere to the basic public health safeguards that help prevent the transmission of Covid-19 in healthcare settings.

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Visitors are required to wear a facemask, which will be made available at hospital entrances, observe hand hygiene, complete a Covid questionnaire, and have their temperature checked at hospital entrances.

Visiting hours are from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm every day, and visits must be booked through the online booking system.

In Nenagh and in the areas of UHL and Ennis that remain subject to access restrictions, exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis for people assisting confused patients, for example, patients with dementia, and on compassionate grounds for patients who are critically ill or at end-of-life.