Visiting restrictions remain in place at LUH

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Visiting restrictions remain in place at LUH Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Due to ongoing cases of flu, Saolta says visiting restrictions at Letterkenny University Hospital will remain in place again this weekend.Restrictions have been in place at the hospital for two weeks now.Seán Murphy General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital is appealing to people to co-operate with the visiting restrictions in order to protect patients and prevent further spread of the infection.He says they are experiencing on average, 6 new cases of flu in the hospital every day.In exceptional cases only, family members may arrange with the ward manager to visit critically ill patients.Mr Murphy is advising however, that visitors who arrive without prior agreement from the ward manager will be asked to leave.Saolta Statement in full:Due to ongoing cases of flu, the visiting restrictions at Letterkenny University Hospital will remain in place again this weekend (13-15 December).The hospital is reminding members of the public not to visit the hospital.Seán Murphy General Manager Letterkenny University Hospital said, “We are appealing to people to co-operate with the visiting restrictions so that we can protect the many very sick patients in the hospital. We are seeing on average 6 new cases of flu in the hospital every day. Patients with flu must be accommodated in isolation to prevent the spread of infection and this is putting severe pressure on the availability of beds for other seriously ill patients who need to be admitted for treatment.“We need the co-operation of the public to protect our patients and prevent the spread of infection from the flu and to minimise the chances of it being brought into the hospital.“Our staff are working very hard to care for the many seriously ill patients in the hospital and we need to do everything we can to support them and protect our patients from additional risks of the flu virus.“Anyone carrying the flu virus can spread it for 1-2 days before developing symptoms and up to 5 days after symptoms develop. You may be spreading the flu and not even know it.“In exceptional cases only, family members may arrange with the ward manager to visit critically ill patients. To arrange a visit, please call the hospital on 074 9125888 and ask to be put through to the manager on the ward who will decide if a visit can be facilitated without compromising the welfare of the patients on the ward or the welfare of the visitors.“We are appealing to people to co-operate with hospital staff. Visitors who arrive without prior agreement from the ward manager will be asked to leave. This is a necessary to protect the many very sick patients in the hospital who are vulnerable to infection. It is critical that their care and treatment is not further complicated by the flu.” Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – December 13, 2019 center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest Previous articleNorth West set to experience most of forecasted wintry showersNext articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 13th News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitterlast_img

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