Bon Secours Health System can confirm that a patient who has tested positive for Covid-19 is at Bon Secours Hospital Cork.
The patient is being cared for in a single room and contact precautions have been in place since the patient’s arrival.
To protect patient privacy, we will make no further comment on the case.
Corona virus response teams have been in place at the Bon Secours Health System for some time, with working groups at each facility and at Group level.
Bon Secours Health System is working closely too with the HSE and Public Health colleagues.
Guidance on protocols to minimise risk to patients and staff are being shared on an ongoing basis.
Visitor restrictions are in place at all Bon Secours Health System facilities since Friday and are detailed on our website: one visitor per patient, no children, no visitors with symptoms of flu.
Elective surgeries will continue as normal in Cork except in a very small number of cases and those patients are being contacted. Out-patient appointments continue as normal in Cork including for radiation and oncology.
At present all our other hospitals continue to operate as normal too.
Bon Secours Health System is taking all appropriate measures and our management, staff and consultants continue as always to rise to the challenge to look after their patients.
Bon Secours Health System pays tribute to our colleagues for their unstinting work and commitment to provide advanced medicine and exceptional care at all times.