PEOPLE with symptoms of flu should see their GP before turning up at University Hospital Waterford, the hospital has said.
In a statement the hospital said: “The Emergency Department at UHW is currently extremely busy and in the interest of patient safety, the hospital is reminding the public that they should only present at the ED when referred by their local GP.
in the interest of patient safety, the public that they should only present at the ED when referred by their local GP
“It is also important to note, it is not too late to get the flu vaccine and it is provided free of charge for people in at-risk groups, which includes everyone aged 65 years and over, pregnant women, anyone over six months of age with a long term illness requiring regular medical follow-up such as chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, diabetes, cancer or those with lower immunity.”
Visitor restrictions remain in place at the hospital in order to help prevent the spread of flu. The hospital has appealed to people to only attend if it is absolutely necessary