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Cavan councillor calls on Health Minister to lift any remaining restrictions on maternity units

Sep 14, 2021 13:09 By News Northern Sound
Cavan councillor calls on Health Minister to lift any remaining restrictions on maternity units Cavan councillor calls on Health Minister to lift any remaining restrictions on maternity units
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Councillor Shane P O'Reilly says he has been contacted by people whose partner was not granted access during birth, despite updated HSE advice.

A Cavan councillor has called on the Health Minister to ensure any remaining restrictions on maternity units are lifted.

Updated HSE guidelines allow two-hour visits for women in wards, however, no restrictions apply for visits to those in private rooms.

Despite this, Councillor Shane P O'Reilly says he has been contacted by people whose partner was not granted access during birth or appointments.

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He says this has caused a lot of "upset, especially where the outcome isn't a happy one".

Speaking to Northern Sound, Councillor O'Reilly said if several hundred people can be in supermarkets, then one person can be admitted entry to maternity units:

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