Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Mercy University Hospital Status Update, 12th January 2021
Due to the rapid increase in the number of patients with confirmed Covid-19 being admitted to hospitals and the projected trend in admissions based upon community transmission levels, Mercy University Hospital have deferred non-time dependent services including inpatient, day case and outpatient services. Emergency and urgent time sensitive procedures and care will continue to be provided and the situation is under continual review
If you have an appointment with us please do not attend unless we have contacted you. The hospital is making direct contact with ALL patients to provide them with specific appointment times. To ensure patient safety and to comply with social distancing, please do not arrive early for your appointment but arrive on time.
Patients are asked not to visit the hospital for an outpatient appointment if they have symptoms of coronavirus and to instead contact their GP.
Elective and day case procedures will continue for emergency and urgent time sensitive procedures and care, taking into account infection control and public health guidance. Patients will be contacted directly by the hospital regarding admission. Patients are asked not to attend the hospital unless they are contacted by the hospital and provided with a specific appointment.
Strict visiting restrictions remain in place.
Due to prevailing infection control issues, visiting at the Mercy is restricted to patients who:
• Only one permitted visitor per patient is allowable at one time.
• Children are not allowed to visit.
In exceptional clinical circumstances, visiting will be facilitated by prior agreement with the Clinical Nurse Manager on the ward.
Patients are asked not to visit the hospital if they have symptoms of coronavirus and to instead contact their GP.
Thank you for your cooperation.