University Hospital, Waterford operating as normal following Covid-19 outbreak

The hospital confirmed on Wednesday that visiting restrictions remain in place
University Hospital, Waterford operating as normal following Covid-19 outbreak

University Hospital, Waterford. Picture: Facebook

An outbreak of Covid-19 has been reported at University Hospital, Waterford. 

A spokesman for the hospital confirmed on Tuesday that "a number" of positive cases have been identified there.

According to hospital management, the hospital remains in normal operation. 

In a statement, the hospital says that an outbreak control team has been deployed and that appropriate limitation measures are now being set up.

General Manager of the hospital, Grace Rothwell, confirmed on Wednesday that visiting restrictions remain in place with no changes. 

Ms Rothwell said that scheduled admissions and inter-hospital transfers are continuing and that “every effort will be made to contain the outbreak and minimise the impact on scheduled and unscheduled care”.

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