Nenagh Hospital visiting hours extended

Nenagh Hospital evening visiting times will be extended from Monday, October 12, as part of University Hospital Limerick’s response to patient feedback.

Nenagh Hospital evening visiting times will be extended from Monday, October 12, as part of University Hospital Limerick’s response to patient feedback.

The new hours will be from 6pm to 9pm, instead of 6.30pm to 8.30pm, an extension of one hour. General daytime visiting hours will remain as before, 2pm to 4pm.

UL Hospital’s chief operations officer Noreen Spillane said: “Our patients have told us that visiting times with friends and family is the most important part of their day, in particular evening visiting time. We have listened to this feedback and extended our evening visiting times in response to this wish.“

However, she also pointed out that patients had requested that visiting times be balanced with quiet times and urged family members to co-ordinate their visits to allow patients time to themselves.

“In response to the need for quiet time, we would encourage families to co-ordinate their visiting times with other family members / friends so that they spread their visits across the visiting hours. Patients may have up to two visitors at any one time. We would ask all visitors to please adhere to visiting times as this allows staff to provide the best possible care for patients and aids rest and recovery,” said Ms Spillane.