The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin says that from tomorrow partners will not be allowed attend for the routine 20-22 week scan.
It says it has taken the very difficult decision to change visiting policy, due to the surge in community acquired COVID-19 infections and the move to full level five restrictions.
Due to the surge in community acquired COVID-19 infections & the move to Level 5 restrictions, the EMT have taken the very difficult decision to change our visiting policy. From Tues 5th January, partners will no longer be able to attend for the routine 20-22 week anatomy scan. pic.twitter.com/EgH4j5H7p8
— The Rotunda Hospital (@RotundaHospital) January 4, 2021
It comes as pressure mounts on health services across the country due the rise in coronavirus case numbers.
The HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid earlier confirmed the health service was considering cutting back on non-urgent care in hospitals across the country in response to the “frightening” scale of the virus.
Nearly 5,000 new cases of the virus were reported yesterday, with warnings the daily number could rise to around 7,000 in the coming days.