Naas General Hospital (NGH) implement strict visiting guidelines

Naas General Hospital (NGH) is implementing strict visiting guidelines to protect patients and staff and prevent the spread of infection. 

With an increase in Covid-19 cases, alongside the high prevalence of RSV and flu both in the hospital and the community, Naas General Hospital is appealing to the public to help them by not visiting the hospital if they have symptoms of cold, flu or Covid-19 .

If you are visiting the hospital, please note there are some restricted areas this is to protect our patients, staff, and members of the public.   

The Emergency Department (ED) has been experiencing a high level of attendance and admissions in recent days.  Where possible management at Naas General Hospital are asking patients with non-emergency conditions to seek assistance from other parts of the health service such as their local Pharmacist or GP. 

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

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. 

We would like to remind the public if you have to attend the ED in an emergency situation 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. 

Naas General Hospital apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks the public for their continued support, understanding, and consideration. 

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