Visiting Ban Remains In Place At UHL

A visiting ban remains in place at Midwest hospitals to protect staff and patients during the ongoing public health emergency.

The ban, which was introduced in early March, applies to University Hospital Limerick, the maternity hospital, St John’s, Ennis General, Croom, Nenagh Hospital, and the Intermediate Care Facility at UL Arena, is unaffected by phase three of easing restrictions.

The UL Hospitals Group says it regrets the distress or inconvenience this has caused for patients and their loved ones, but says it’s necessary to keep the ban in place, until they receive national guidance on the matter.


The only exceptions to the ban are parents visiting children, birthing partners of women in the delivery ward only, people assisting confused patients such as those with dementia, or those visiting patients who are critically unwell or at end of life.