Restricted visiting at Tallaght Hospital due to high levels of flu

By Mary Dennehy

TALLAGHT Hospital has today (Friday, January 5) introduced restricted visiting hours to help protect patients from high levels of influenza in the community.

According to the hospital, restrictions have been introduced in the interest of “protecting” patients, many of whom may be vulnerable to infections like the flu.

Tallaght Town Centre Aerial stock

Restrictions include no visitors younger than 12-years- old and the limitation of only one visitor per patient at a time.

Those visiting the local health facility are asked to use the hand sanitisers before and after they leave the hospital and clinical areas such as wards and out-patient areas.

Anybody with flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, headaches etc.) are advised to remain at home and to consider “the welfare” of patients.

Thanking the community for its “understanding and co-operation”, Tallaght hospital confirmed that restrictions do not impact on out-patient appointments.

However, out-patients do need to bring confirmation of their appointment so they can proceed to the out-patient areas.

For further details visit Tallaght Hospital Facebook page or www.tallaghthospital.ie.

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