Restrictions placed on visiting at Tallaght Hospital due to CRE outbreak

Restrictions placed on visiting at Tallaght Hospital due to CRE outbreak

Tallaght Hospital has announced restrictions on visiting due to a bacteria outbreak.

The restrictions are part of infection prevention and control measures in response to a number of patients testing positive for Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).

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One visitor only per patient is permitted during designated visiting hours (Adult Hospital visiting hours are from 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm) 

Children are not permitted to visit in any circumstances.

Parents/Guardians of paediatric inpatients are allowed to visit as normal as the paediatric unit is not affected. 

Tallaght Hospital is appealing to the public for their support in observing these restrictions and management would like to acknowledge the co-operation of the public in advance.

CRE is a bacteria, which can cause infection that is difficult but not impossible to treat.  All appropriate precautions are being undertaken in line with national guidelines.

The Tallaght Hospital Paediatric and Adult Emergency Departments are separate units for patients requiring emergency care as a result of a serious illness or accident. 

As always, patients with non-urgent requirements are urged to seek advice from their local GP before presenting to Tallaght Hospital Emergency Department.

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