Following an outbreak of Covid-19, visitor restrictions at University Hospital Limerick have been tightened.
The decision was made to close all in-patient wards to visitors in order to maintain and control the outbreak, which has affected four wards at the hospital.
The restrictions, which are being reviewed on a daily basis, have been implemented to keep essential services open for all patients at the hospital.
The restrictions remain in place for all visitors to the ER, acute surgical assessment unit and the acute medical assessment unit.
Certain exceptions apply to the restrictions, such as parents visiting sick children, people assisting confused patients and those visiting on compassionate grounds, however, one visitor per patient is only allowed.
The hospital is also appealing to family members and friends to not meet up with patients outdoors on the grounds of the hospital to further control the spread of the virus.
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