Due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 attendances at the Hospital, restricted visiting is in place and the public are asked to remain vigilant while on site.
Anyone who has to visit the Hospital is asked not to visit if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or Influenza or have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
COVID-19 is continuing to impact significantly on the Hospital with a steady rise in admissions. This is also placing significant pressure on the Emergency Department and leading to lengthy patient waiting times for admission to hospital.
As a result the Hospital is appealing to the public to consider all care options before attending the Emergency Department, saving its use for those patients who need urgent and emergency care.
The Hospital is asking the public to contact their GP during normal surgery hours or the GP Out of Hours service in the first instance if their health problem is not urgent.
The Hospital acknowledges that delays in the Emergency Department and postponing procedures are very difficult for patients and their families and would like to apologise for the inconvenience and distress these delays cause. In addition the Hospital apologies for any delays in staff responding to information requests due to staff shortages.
The Hospital want to thank the public for their ongoing support of our efforts to keep Covid and Flu out of our hospital.