Updated: 19/10/16 : 05:40:54
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Vomiting bug at Sligo hospital halts visitors

Sligo University Hospital is requesting that visitors do not attend at the hospital due to the presence of Norovirus (vomiting bug) in a number of wards.

The following visiting restrictions apply:

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. These visiting restrictions will continue throughout the week.

All elective inpatient activity has been postponed this week and day case activity reduced.  Patients are being contacted directly by the hospital regarding the postponement of their pre-planned procedures.   

Hospital management confirmed, "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.

Patients with pre-planned hospital appointments such as outpatients who have not had any symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea should attend their appointment as normal, unless otherwise advised by the hospital.

Sligo University Hospital have thanked the public for their cooperation.