Hos­pi­tal fra­cas

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Gar­daí were called to Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Kerry in Tralee yes­ter­day af­ter an al­ter­ca­tion be­tween the part­ner of a pa­tient and hos­pi­tal staff who were try­ing to im­ple­ment strict rules be­cause of Covid-19. Part­ners of preg­nant women are not be­ing al­lowed to ac­com­pany the women for ex­am­i­na­tions such as scans amid re­stric­tions to pre­vent the spread of coro­n­avirus. How­ever, it is un­der­stood the man be­came ex­tremely irate and in­sisted on ac­com­pa­ny­ing his part­ner. A num­ber of peo­ple are be­ing treated for coro­n­avirus at the hos­pi­tal, it is un­der­stood.

Staff needed the as­sis­tance of gar­daí and hos­pi­tal se­cu­rity staff to bring the sit­u­a­tion un­der con­trol in what one source said was an ex­tremely up­set­ting in­ci­dent for the staff.

It took over 30 min­utes to re­solve mat­ters.

It is un­der­stood that no charges are be­ing pressed.

Anne Lucey

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