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22 Patients On Trolleys In Naas General Hospital, Restricted Visiting Hours Implemented

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The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have said they will strike if the Government doesn't intervene and meet their requests.

Some 22 patients are trolleys in Naas General Hospital today

The number of patients waiting on trolleys nationally has fallen significantly compared to yesterday - it's now 639.

Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show a drop three days in a row, yesterday's was 838 and it was over 900 on Tuesday.

The INMO have said Private hospitals need to be brought in with immediate effect to help tackle the current overcrowding in emergency departments.

The organisation says nurses will consider striking, unless serious action is taken.

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.   

For up-to-date guidelines on visiting patients at each hospital, please visit the website.

The Emergency Department has been experiencing a high level of attendance and admissions in recent days. 

Where possible management is asking patients with non-emergency conditions to seek assistance from other parts of the health service such as their local Pharmacist, Minor Injury Clinics, GP,  or the GP out-of-hours service.

 

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