Please continue to attend your hospital appointments – A message from our CEO

Level 5 restrictions mean that people are being advised to restrict their movements considerably. We are being asked to stay within 5km of  our homes and travel outside that zone for essential reasons only. 

Attending medical appointments is defined, by the government, as an essential journey and therefore, is an exception to the 5km travel restriction. 

I would like to encourage everyone, around the country, who is scheduled for a hospital appointment to maintain that appointment. I would like to urge people who have concerns about their health to continue to be vigilant and seek care and advice as they would in ordinary times. 

At Aut Even, we have implemented all the necessary and recommended guidelines required to ensure patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Infection control team are a highly qualified effective team who are following and implementing all national guidelines.

While we continue to keep patient safety as our top priority, we do understand that people will have concerns. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact the hospital or your Consultant to discuss your concerns prior to your appointment. 

Margaret Swords (CEO, Aut Even Hospital)