Strict visitor restrictions are in place in Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH), in an effort to protect patients and staff and prevent further spread of Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu). Members of the public are asked not to visit the Hospital unless it is absolutely necessary.

Visiting times are restricted to 7.30pm – 8.30pm in WRH. One visitor is allowed per patient with strictly no children allowed to visit.

Visitors are asked to please respect these restricted visiting times and the hospital personnel and security staff, who are ensuring the restrictions are adhered to.

Visitors are also advised that they must use the Spirigel (alcohol gel) supplied as they enter and leave the hospital.

Patricia Sullivan, General Manager, WRH thanked the public for co-operating with the restricted visiting times and appealed to people to refrain from visiting the hospital or any healthcare facility especially if you have any signs or symptoms of the Flu.