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Enforcing no visitors policy an ongoing challenge for hospital staff

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*Marian Reidy.

Ward Clerk Marian Reidy has said she found it difficult to enforce the no visitors policy at Ennis General Hospital during the Covid-19 restrictions.

“A lot of the public found the visiting restrictions difficult and it was hard to turn people away, especially when their loved ones were very sick,” she said.

A member of the administration staff at Ennis General for the last 16 years, Marian also found the high turnover of admissions and discharges on a daily basis difficult to cope with.

“It was a stressful and worrying time, not knowing how bad the situation was going to get. The fear was always there of passing on the disease to family members,” Marian added.

The Lahinch woman praised the efforts of her colleagues who were there to help her cope with the stressful situations. “Some staff members did offer their assistance, which was very welcome,” Marian commented.

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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