Public Announcement

The DNI welcomes the overall reductions in COVID-19 restrictions but we must remain vigilant to ensure patient and staff safety.

If you are a patient, please note that non-essential outpatient appointments are returning to normal. Where possible, virtual clinics (telephone discussion) will take place to review the current position of patients, with a follow up visit to be arranged when necessary. Patients whose appointments are deferred will be contacted by our reception staff by telephone.

Our staff are working extremely hard to deal with the virus and to care for all patients currently in the hospital. The DNI continues to employ all infection control measures and every effort is being made to manage and control the spread of the virus. Face masks are still required for people visiting the DNI.

Visiting at the DNI

Visitors are welcome at the DNII. Visitors are allowed are allowed to accompany a patient who needs assistance and is limited to one person per patient.

If you are a permitted visitor or patient, please ensure you have properly washed your hands before arriving at the DNI and please use the hand hygiene gel or foam provided at our main entrances on arrival and exit from the DNI. Please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands afterwards. Responsible hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette helps to stop the spread of viruses.

If you have been to an area with confirmed Coronavirus or if you are experiencing symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and a high temperature, please do not visit the DNI. Please contact your GP by telephone if you require medical assistance.

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the HSE website here or call the HSE helpline on 1850 241850.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ken Greene