“We’ve also made some significant infrastructural changes to the hospital in the last 2-3 weeks to allow us to cater to all patients attending the hospital and to ensure that all patients are cared for in a safe manner,” Prof Higgins explains.
Firstly, the hospital is asking those who have a scheduled appointment to attend it on their own. This is of course to reduce the number of people entering the hospital and to comply with social distancing restrictions.
1) Phone ahead 01 637 3100
4) From there, an appropriate member of staff will greet you wearing protective clothing and ask you to wash your hands or use an alcohol gel
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In the video footage (see above) Prof Higgins walks viewers through the “hospital within a hospital”, which has been created to cater for patients who have suspected or are COVID-19 positive. The isolation area includes an operating theatre and 22 b.
“This allows us to have the remainder of the hospital functioning normally. The purpose of the policy and infrastructural changes that we’ve made are to allow us to look after all patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis safely, whilst allowing staff and non-infected patients to have their babies in the safest possible manner”, concluded Prof Higgins,
The policies may change over the coming weeks as needed, please see nmh.ie for information.