Monday 22 January 2018

Hospital bans visitors after outbreak of vomiting bug

Sligo University Hospital
Sligo University Hospital

Greg Harkin

A regional hospital have banned visitors after an outbreak of the Novovirus vomiting bug.

Sligo University Hospital said today only relatives visiting patients who are in a critical condition will be allowed into the hospital this week.

"Visiting restrictions will remain in place all this week at Sligo University Hospital due to the presence of Norovirus (vomiting bug) in a number of wards," said a hospital spokesman today.

"No visiting is allowed, except for End of Life situations and other exceptional circumstances, as agreed with the specific ward manager in advance of visiting.

"We would encourage the public to contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance and not to attend the Emergency Department unless absolutely necessary."

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