Visiting restrictions at Altnagelvin and Waterside Hospitals in Derry are being “cautiously” eased for the next seven (7) days, between Friday 16th and Friday 23rd July.
The Western Trust is adopting a “1-1-1” approach. This means each patient, in both Altnagelvin and Waterside Hospitals, will be permitted one visitor, for a maximum time of one hour, once in the week.
The situation will be reviewed again on Friday 23rd July.
The initial decision to impose visiting restrictions occurred on Friday 09th July after a significant increase in Covid-19 transmission in the community, resulting in a sharp rise in admissions of Covid-19 patients.
Presently the Western Trust has a total of 31 Covid positive patients, with twenty-two (22) in Altnagelvin and nine (9) in the South West Acute Hospital.