Vomiting Bug restricts visiting at Sligo Hospital

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Vomiting Bug restricts visiting at Sligo Hospital

Sligo University Hospital seeks the co-operation of the public to prevent the spread of vomiting and diarrhoea illness in the hospital.

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 in the hospital.

The hospital is seeking the co-operation of the general public in preventing the spread of this infection through adherence to the following measures:

- Visiting is permitted only in exceptional circumstances and then for immediate relatives during designated visiting times only (2-4pm or 6.30-8.30pm).

- Visitors who themselves may be unwell or have vomiting or diarrhoea should not visit the hospital.

- Very young children or those with some other serious illness should avoid visiting the hospital, as they may be particularly susceptible to the bug.

Sligo Hospital are also encouraging the public to contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance if the have ‘winter vomiting' symptoms and not to attend the Emergency Department unless absolutely necessary.