Visiting restrictions remain in place at Mayo University Hospital due to some patients in B Ward displaying symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting usually caused by Norovirus, commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

Anyone with recent symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting or who has had contact with others who have these symptoms must not visit patients in the hospital to avoid spreading the virus.

Arrangements will be made for family members of critically ill patients to visit; this should be arranged through the nurse in charge in the ward prior to arrival at the hospital. 

In order to protect vulnerable patients please ensure that you use alcohol gel on your hands before visiting and when leaving your relative. 

Visitors are advised to limit their movement throughout the hospital.

Patients presenting to the hospital Emergency Department, Outpatients Department or Medical Assessment Unit must immediately advise staff if they have had symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting or if a close family member is unwell with symptoms.

The hospital management has put control measures in place to reduce the risk of the virus spreading to other areas/departments within the hospital.


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