SIPTU representatives today (Tuesday, 11th August) held an emergency meeting with Naas General Hospital management following a reported outbreak of Covid-19 among staff at the hospital. SIPTU Organiser John Hubbard said: “SIPTU representatives held an urgent meeting with management to discuss our members concerns over a number of reported Covid-19 cases among staff at the hospital. Management stated that public health protocols are being followed at the hospital, that an Outbreak Control Team is testing and contact tracing potential cases, and that engagement with the union will continue regularly. He added: “This reported outbreak is a stark reminder that as a community, we all must remain vigilant and continue to play our part in supporting all workers on the frontline by adhering to national Covid-19 guidelines.”