Covid19 Spike Causes Restrictions To Be Placed At Cork's Mercy Hospital
Thursday 13th, April 2023
Ireland Report / Story
A surge in cases of Covid19 has caused the Cork Mercy Hospital to introduce restrictions with members of the public urged to find alternative care services.

It's been reported that the emergency department are experiencing what has been described as a "high demand" for it's services an MUH spokesperson said in a statement.

Visitors are advised to only visit between 6pm and 8pm and only if symptom free.

In special circumstances visiting can be accommodated by prior arrangement with ward staff on compassionate grounds.

The spokesperson went on to say,
"The ED remains open 24/7. However, it is regrettable that patients are and will continue to experience delays."

"The hospital is appealing to the members of the public, needing less urgent treatment, to avail, where possible, of other care services."

"Patients with less urgent complaints are advised to contact their GPs in the first instance, or to avail of services at the Mercy Local Injury Unit, St Mary’s Health Campus in Gurranabraher, which is open from 8am to 6pm."

"Patient care is a priority at MUH and hospital management would like to stress that the clinical needs of all patients in the Emergency Department are being cared for."