Visiting times at University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park Hospital will change this afternoon, when visiting slots are scrapped in favour of an extra hour in the evening.
From today, both hospitals will be allowing one visitor per patient each day between 6pm and 8pm.
These visits must be arranged by family members or visitors in advance by contacting the relevant ward or Unit.
Ms Chris Kane, Hospital Manager at Galway University Hospitals, says that the afternoon visiting time introduced in June resulted in long queues of visitors waiting to get into the hospital.
Visitors are reminded that they must complete a COVID-19 screening checklist on entry to the hospital, and they must follow public health guidance during their visit to the hospital.