Building works taking place at Portiuncula Hospital

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Portiuncula University Hospital is carrying out necessary building works over the coming weeks which will result in reduced capacity in the outpatient waiting area.

As part of the works, the hospital has relocated the Outpatient Department, meaning there will be less space in the outpatient waiting area for a number of weeks.

The hospital is asking patients to attend for their appointment alone where possible and only patients who require assistance should be accompanied.

James Keane, Hospital Manager, apologised for the inconvenience caused during these necessary works.

“I regret the disruption to patients caused during the renovations but this work is vital to improving facilities, providing additional single room accommodation and additional bed,” he said.

“I want to thank the public for their patience and understanding during this work.”