Five of the country's 19 maternity units are not fully compliant with HSE guidelines on easing restrictions for partners.
The HSE's Chief Clinical Officer has asked the units to facilitate a minimum 30 minute a day visit - as well as having the partner present for anomaly scans, full labour, and for access to neo-natal units.
The Health Minister has said 14 of the 19 maternity hospitals are fully compliant with the easing of those restrictions.
📢 UPDATE on Maternity visits: I've received the report from the HSE on visits, etc. in our maternity units. The assessment yesterday by the HSE finds 14 of the 19 units are "fully compliant" with the national policy - 20 week scan, birth and neonatal. pic.twitter.com/Eq7q5juHWa
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) May 13, 2021