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21 People On Trolleys In Naas General Hospital

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Due to high levels of Covid-19 and flu in the community, visiting restrictions are currently being implemented in Naas

Some 21 patients are on trolleys in Naas General Hospital, according to today's INMO Trolley Watch figures.

17 patients are on trolleys in the Emergency Department, while four are on trolleys elsewhere in the hospital.

On Friday, Naas General Hospital said it was experiencing very high attendance and admissions.

The Emergency Department (ED) is under significant pressure with many patients requiring admission and with very high numbers of COVID-19, flu, and other RSV infections.

Where possible management at Naas General Hospital is asking patients with non-emergency conditions to seek assistance from other parts of the health service such as their local Pharmacist, GP, GP out of hours service, or a local injury unit.

Unfortunately, patients who are presenting at the ED in Naas General Hospital with non-urgent conditions are experiencing very long waiting times to be seen.  

However, any patient who needs emergency hospital care will be seen and Naas General Hospital would urge such patients not to delay attending the ED.

Do not delay in seeking medical attention if you suspect you are having a heart attack or stroke, please dial 999 or 112 in an emergency.   

The hospital would like to remind the public if you have to attend the ED in an emergency please ensure:   

  • you wear a mask,   
  • practice social distancing and ensure you tell the triage personnel if you have any signs/symptoms of Covid-19.     

Due to high levels of COVID-19 and flu in the community, visiting restrictions are currently being implemented in Naas General Hospital.

 The hospital asks: 

  • There is strictly one visit per day from one person only 
  • Visits are no longer than 30 minutes 
  • Visiting Times: Monday – Sunday: 

    2pm - 4pm & 6pm - 8pm (one per day, 30 minutes max) 

Visitors must: 

  • Check in with Security 
  • Wear a surgical face mask 
  • Use hand gel 
  • Keep social distancing 
  • Not attend if you have any cold/flu/COVID symptoms 
     

Visiting Moate ward is on a compassionate basis only, staff will continue to liaise with individuals and families to accommodate this.   

 

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