We are currently experiencing high numbers of patients being admitted with influenza (flu). Flu is contagious and can easily spread from person to person.
For the safety of our patients and those visiting them, we are advising that members of the public only visit when absolutely necessary and to please ensure they only visit during the allocated hospital visiting times of 2.00pm – 4.00pm and 6.30 – 8.00pm. We are asking all visitors to please ensure they use the hand hygiene gel / foam provided on entry and exit from the hospital. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to visit during this time.
Thank you for your cooperation.
On 17 October 2019 we were delighted to work with our colleagues in the Irish Air Corps to deliver a successful simulation of an air emergency transfer to our new helipad which is located next to our emergency department.
The simulation involved the air transfer of a simulated patient by helicopter to our hospital helipad, where the patient was met by members of our trauma team and brought straight into our emergency department to be seen by our doctors and nurses.
For footage of the simulation and an interview with both Dr Gerard O'Connor, one of our Consultants in Emergency Medicine and Lt. Col Philip Bonner from the Irish Air Corps, see the Irish Times video below.