Visiting restrictions at Ennis Hospital have been eased as the hospital continues to manage an outbreak of COVID-19 on both wards.
A small number of patients are affected and all appropriate infection prevention and control measures are being taken.
From Friday, April 28th, patients are permitted one visitor per day during normal visiting hours. Visiting hours at Ennis are from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm every day.
Exemptions from the visiting restrictions continue to apply on compassionate grounds for patients who are critically ill or at end-of-life, and for people assisting confused patients (e.g., patients with dementia). These exemptions are on a case-by-case basis.
Please do not come to the hospital if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, cough or shortness of breath) or other communicable disease.
Visiting restrictions have been introduced at Ennis Hospital as part of the management of outbreaks of COVID-19 on both inpatient wards at the hospital.
We regret the inconvenience this will cause for inpatients at Ennis Hospital and their loved ones, but the restrictions are necessary to protect the safety of patients and staff, and to keep essential healthcare services open for all patients.
Exceptions to visiting restrictions will be made on compassionate grounds for patients who are critically ill or at end-of-life, and for people assisting confused patients (e.g., patients with dementia). These exemptions are on a case-by-case basis.
No other services at the hospital have been impacted by this decision.
We wish to reassure patients and their loved ones that all appropriate infection control precautions are being followed to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection among staff and patients within our health facilities, and also within the wider community.