All visiting restricted at Portiuncula Hospital due to COVID-19

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All visiting at Portiuncula University Hospital is being restricted from today, Friday, due to a rising number of COVID-19 infections in the community. 

Visiting will be only be allowed in exceptional circumstances, on compassionate grounds, and visits must be arranged in advance by calling the nurse in charge of the ward. 

The nominated support person or visitor must complete a COVID-19 screening checklist and follow the public health guidance, including wearing a FFP2 surgical face mask (when requested) or surgical face mask and performing good hand hygiene regularly.

In line with national guidance on visiting, visitors will be asked to produce their EU Digital COVID Certificate or HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Record – or other proof of immunity – when they arrive.

There are separate arrangements in place for access to the maternity department for nominated support partners, in line with national guidance.