12 Aug 2022

Visiting restrictions remain at Sligo University Hospital

Visiting restrictions remain at Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital has thanked the public for their co-operation in managing the current outbreak of Norovirus (Winter Vomiting Bug) at the hospital. The situation has improved in the last week, however, the virus still remains in a number of wards.

The following visiting restrictions apply:

No visiting is allowed except in exceptional circumstances, such as End of Life care, as agreed with the Ward Manager in advance of visiting.

No children are allowed visit at this time, as they may be particularly susceptible to the illness.

The public is encouraged 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.

The restrictions will continue for the next week.

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