January 24, 2021
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‘Some people are breaking the rules’ – UHW staff issue plea with Waterford public to follow Covid-19 safety guidelines

Some members of the public in Waterford are not following the social distancing and hygiene guidelines issued by the Government, staff at University Hospital Waterford have said.

“The best way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 is to simply to stay at home.,” Dr Donncha O’Gradaigh, Clinical Director for Medical Services at UHW.

“We want to remind members of the public to adhere to the Government’s measures, which were put in place to ensure your safety.

“Following these guidelines will enable the hospital system to offer the best care to as many people as possible, which unfortunately could include you, your family, your neighbours or friend. We all want the hospital to be able to look after our loved ones and ourselves.

“Most people are doing their very best to ensure their own safety and that of others and we thank you for this.

“However, there may be some members of the public who are not adhering to the advice. We are appealing to people to think before they act and to ask themselves if their journey is necessary, are they keeping the appropriate distance, following cough etiquette and washing their hands.

“The pathway through this challenge lies in all our hands.”

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