The visiting restrictions which were put in place at Mayo University Hospital on last Tuesday due to norovirus have now been lifted.

However, members of the public are asked not to visit the hospital if they have been in contact with, or have had symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea.

Anyone accessing emergency care at the hospital who has had contact with or symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea are asked to advise staff immediately on arrival. 

Catherine Donohoe, General Manager of the hospital said, “The visiting restrictions were put in place to protect our patients and I would like to thank the community for their co-operation over the past week. I’m also asking for their on-going support to help prevent any further outbreaks by adhering to the visiting times, washing hands before and after visits or using the alcohol gel and to stay away if they have had symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work by staff who were involved in managing the outbreak.”

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