South Tipp General appeals to public to follow Covid-19 guidelines

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South Tipperary General Hospital.
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A Clinical Director at South Tipperary General Hospital is asking members of the public to remember to adhere to the hygiene guidelines and social distance restrictions issued by the government to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The appeal was issued after some hospital staff raised concerns that some members of the public were not abiding by the guidelines.

In an appeal to the public, Dr Aamir Majeed, Clinical Director and Consultant Anaesthetist at STGH acknowledged that most people are doing their very best to ensure their own safety and that of others.

But he has also sought to remind those not complying with guidelines that they ‘ were put in place to ensure your safety’.

He went on to warn that failure to follow these guidelines will put extra pressure on the hospital system, which ‘unfortunately could seriously impact you, your family, your neighbours or friends’.

‘The pathway through this challenge lies in all our hands’.

This, he said, ‘is the last thing any of us want’.

Dr Majeed has noted that due to current circumstances, staff are working incredibly hard while many are adapting their practice and are preparing themselves for the ‘inevitable increase in patients’.

He has also appealed to people to ‘think before they act and to ask themselves if their journey is necessary, are they keeping the appropriate distance, following cough etiquette and washing their hands’.

He concluded by saying: ‘The pathway through this challenge lies in all our hands’.

For updated and factual Public Health information and advice on the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, please visit hse.ie/coronavirus or call 1850 24 1850