UHL Introduce Visitor Restrictions Following COVID Outbreak

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Visiting restrictions are in place in University Hospital Limerick following a Covid-19 outbreak.

Three wards are currently affected; however, as a precaution visiting is restricted on all inpatient wards at UHL. Restrictions on visits to the Emergency Department, Acute Surgical Assessment Unit, and Acute Medical Assessment Unit at UHL also remain in force.

Hospital management says the measures are necessary in the interests of patient safety and keeping essential services open for all patients.

The only exceptions are Parents visiting children in hospital, People assisting confused patients (e.g. dementia) (on a case-by-case basis) and People visiting patients who are critically unwell or at end of life (on a case-by-case basis) All these exemptions are limited to one person per patient only.  The public are also asked not to visit their relatives/loved ones outdoors on the grounds of the hospital as this can also present a Covid-19 transmission risk.