Sligo University Hospital restricting visitors to deal with Covid-19 outbreak

Sligo University Hospital are restricting visitors due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in two of the hospital’s wards.

In a statement issued to Ocean FM, Sligo University Hospital said they are currently dealing with an outbreak, and visitors to the affected areas can only be let in on compassionate grounds only.

The hospital is facilitating patient visiting in all areas of the hospital not affected by the outbreak in line with national guidance. However, visitors are being asked to be mindful of patient and staff safety, to follow public health guidance and perform good hand hygiene regularly during their visit to the hospital.

Anyone with symptoms like a sore throat, cough, temperature or shortness of breath are asked not to visit the hospital to help keep vulnerable patients safe.