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University Limerick Hospitals Group Ban Visitors

All elective surgeries and outpatient appointments at the six hospitals in the University of Limerick Hospital’s Group, serving counties North Tipperary, Clare and Limerick, have been cancelled for next Monday and Tuesday, (March 2nd & 3rd) as a direct result of the confirmed Covid-19 virus case.

These affected health facilities include; University Hospital Limerick; University Maternity Hospital Limerick; Nenagh Hospital, (latter 3 directly serving North Tipperary); Ennis Hospital; St. John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital.

The announced restrictions; which include a ban on visitors, are now in place at all six named health facilities and are deemed necessary in the interests of patient safety, in the context of the current public coronavirus confirmed health emergency.

There are, however, a limited number of exemptions to these cancellation announcements. These include patients attending for chemotherapy; kidney dialysis and expectant mothers due for elective caesarean sections.

Following a three-hour deep clean of UHL on Wednesday night last; a ‘Helpline’ has now been setup to provide further information and support to persons in counties; North Tipperary; Limerick; and Clare, especially to assist those who may have come into casual or close contact with a now confirmed case already identified in the mid-west region.

Helpline Telephone Number – 1890 300 046.

South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel

All infection control measures are also in place to manage and contain the spread of this virus at South Tipperary General; latter serving the south of the county.

Visitors including children, are now being restricted since last night, in the facilities efforts to reduce any possible spread of coronavirus.

Visiting however will be allowed in exceptional circumstances; as in the visiting of critically ill patient; partners visiting maternity patients; or children in attendance in their paediatric unit.

Outpatient appointments at South Tipperary General Hospital will continue as normal.

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