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Corona virus in waterford

  • 14-02-2020 5:51pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 628 ✭✭✭ albert kidd


    Just been told that the WRH is in lockdwn.. People running about with face masks and general chaos down there.!!..someone must of jinxed out city.. This week we had the up the ra debacle.. Then the Mary butler saga.. How do was reported dead(which was a false rumour) and now the deadly virus is here..my advice is don't go near the place until you really need to.. I'm going to sligo for the weekend to be safeðŸ‘.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,317 ✭✭✭✭ blade1


    I'm going to sligo for the weekend to be safeðŸ‘.

    I'd prefer the Corona virus! :D :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,752 ✭✭✭ Allinall


    Did you read it on Waterford Whispers by any chance?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,040 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    Are these people running around in face masks doctors and nurses?

    I'm glad How Do is grand.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,751 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    Ive been out in UHW every day over the last week, twice some days and yes it is on lock down, but its been like that since before Christmas, its nothing to do with the Coronavirus


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    Howdo has nine lives


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ DeiseNew


    Howdo has nine lives

    I have not seen HowDo for a long time, is he still around? I don't really ask about local characters in Waterford anymore ha ha


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    DeiseNew wrote: »
    I have not seen HowDo for a long time, is he still around? I don't really ask about local characters in Waterford anymore ha ha

    He's in a nursing home afaik!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    Ive been out in UHW every day over the last week, twice some days and yes it is on lock down, but its been like that since before Christmas, its nothing to do with the Coronavirus

    Actually News and Star reporting a patient reporting with suspected coronavirus. OP isn't telling lies.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,751 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    That N&S story is only a developing story since 3pm yesterday, so not what the OP was referring to. Hopefully this suspected case will come ack negative.

    What is a bit worrying though is, my dad is currently in a room on his one in one of the Medical wards, he was informed yesterday afternoon just before 4pm that he would need to be moved to another ward as there was a patient on the way in that is possibly very sick and needs his room. If this happens to be the same patient that is now suspected of this virus, then surely they shouldn’t be putting them on a normal ward in amongst other very sick people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,248 ✭✭✭ CardBordWindow


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    That N&S story is only a developing story since 3pm yesterday, so not what the OP was referring to. Hopefully this suspected case will come ack negative.

    What is a bit worrying though is, my dad is currently in a room on his one in one of the Medical wards, he was informed yesterday afternoon just before 4pm that he would need to be moved to another ward as there was a patient on the way in that is possibly very sick and needs his room. If this happens to be the same patient that is now suspected of this virus, then surely they shouldn’t be putting them on a normal ward in amongst other very sick people.
    Some of the individual rooms in the Medical wards (On the ground floor) are isolation rooms, AFAIK. So that is probably where they would put them.


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  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,751 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    Some of the individual rooms in the Medical wards (On the ground floor) are isolation rooms, AFAIK. So that is probably where they would put them.

    Well it wasn’t a ground floor room that my dad was in, maybe they may have had to move someone from one of those to the room where my dad was, to make way for this patient, that’s possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    I wasn't allowed visit my mother today. Had to leave her stuff at reception to be collected.


  • Registered Users Posts: 628 ✭✭✭ albert kidd


    Told yee lads.. They were trying to keep it under wraps until the media got hold of it.. Scary times


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,751 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    Told yee lads.. They were trying to keep it under wraps until the media got hold of it.. Scary times

    What you were on about is nothing to do with the case from yesterday.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,751 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    I wasn't allowed visit my mother today. Had to leave her stuff at reception to be collected.

    Some of those security people are absolute pricks, no compassion at all. its gotten to the stage that I just walk past them now when they open the door to let others in or out, no one is going to tell me that I can't see my dad who is a very sick man.

    And before anyone jumps to any conclusions, its mainly the Irish ones that are acting the pricks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 736 Doff


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    And before anyone jumps to any conclusions, its mainly the Irish ones that are acting the pricks.


    Literally no one was jumping to conclusions.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,751 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    Doff wrote: »
    Literally no one was jumping to conclusions.

    Well, Im just putting it out there before anyone does is all


  • Registered Users Posts: 662 ✭✭✭ aziz


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    Some of those security people are absolute pricks, no compassion at all. its gotten to the stage that I just walk past them now when they open the door to let others in or out, no one is going to tell me that I can't see my dad who is a very sick man.

    And before anyone jumps to any conclusions, its mainly the Irish ones that are acting the pricks.

    My wife had to write a letter of complaint to the hospital about the security men,
    Her father is dying and even though her and her family's names are on a list to be allowed in on a couple of occasions they had nothing but trouble to get in.
    It's the last thing anyone with that on their mind needs


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    I was there today. Big row broke out with security and one visitor. The whole set up is pure chaos


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,751 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    That’s a daily occurrence at this stage


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,832 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    So we have a potential case is it?

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    Told yee lads.. They were trying to keep it under wraps until the media got hold of it.. Scary times

    He only arrived in yesterday at three o clock. Just because you make up a story and then something similar happens 4 days later doesn't make you right

    With regards to the security it's hard having to tell visitors to stay out but there damned if they do and damned if the don't. The same people will complain if there were no procedures in place to stop infections. The flu spreads thru there rapid when the place is full of visitors . If person your visiting is not on death's door then don't visit simple as


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    No one has the virus at WHU.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,511 ✭✭✭ Max Powers


    No one has the virus at WHU.

    Eavesdropping on a couple of conversations yesterday, one lad said to another lady, 'suspected case of corona virus in Waterford Hospital'....two minutes later heard same lady confirm to another woman 'sure the corona virus is in Waterford, its on the news'.

    Couldn't miss it, both conversations were right beside me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭ barraseaclaid


    The hospital is on lockdown due as it is flu season. The sad fact of the matter is that in general public do not adhere to hand hygiene protocols or visiting restrictions. They are there to protect patients some of whom are severely immunocompromised.
    In relation to COVID-19 there is no big cover up. If there was a confirmed case it would be broadcast to the media through the public health channels


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    Patient tested negative for coronavirus


  • Registered Users Posts: 35 wsopchamp


    The hospital is on lockdown due as it is flu season. The sad fact of the matter is that in general public do not adhere to hand hygiene protocols or visiting restrictions. They are there to protect patients some of whom are severely immunocompromised.
    In relation to COVID-19 there is no big cover up. If there was a confirmed case it would be broadcast to the media through the public health channels

    Have to agree 100% with you on this . Unfortunately decisions like visitor restrictions have to be put in place when flu, noro virus etc are in community to stop spread of same in hospital , and it's works. Security have a thankless job as if your name is not on list they can't let you pass but fairly sure they don't adhear to this all the time .


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,515 ✭✭✭ robtri


    Max Powers wrote: »
    Eavesdropping on a couple of conversations yesterday, one lad said to another lady, 'suspected case of corona virus in Waterford Hospital'....two minutes later heard same lady confirm to another woman 'sure the corona virus is in Waterford, its on the news'.

    Couldn't miss it, both conversations were right beside me.

    well just shows they don't know much.. nothing on the news
    hearsay is never reliable


  • Registered Users Posts: 628 ✭✭✭ albert kidd


    Could be as much as 81 students from Waterford just back from skiing from an infected area in Italy in the last 24 hours��.. This could be it folks.��


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  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard


    We should have Coronavirus parties where everyone gets infected and only the strong survive.
    Grrrr.


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