Sligo University Hospital

Visiting restrictions still in place

Claire McGovern

Reporter:

Claire McGovern

Visiting restrictions still in place

Visiting restrictions are still in place at Sligo University Hospital following an outbreak of the vomiting bug last week.

Management at the hospital is advising people not to visit the hospital except if absolutely necessary e.g if a loved one is terminally ill or other exceptional circumstances.

They state this should be agreed with the specific ward manager before 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.

People are advised 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.