Partial reinstatement of visiting at UHK

University Hospital Kerry has announced revised visiting arrangements.

Visiting has been curtailed in recent months because of COVID -19, but the hospital says it’s re-instating limited visiting now on a pilot basis initially.

University Hospital Kerry says open visiting isn’t allowed, and this new limited system doesn’t guarantee visits to all patients.

There’s to be a partial reinstatement of visiting, except for intensive care, maternity, and the Emly and Cashel wards.

Visiting times are split by floor and allocated per ward on a rotational basis.

Hospital management says the timetable is limited; wards will have one allocated visit day per week, with a specific time frame.

During the admission process, patients must name two visitors or family members, along with their contact numbers.

The UHK Visitor co-ordinator will contact visitors to allocate a visiting day and time.

Only one named visitor will be allowed to attend the hospital at the allocated time, and it’s limited to 15 minutes.