Norovirus

  • Due to an on-going outbreak of norovirus in Mayo University Hospital, management is now asking for a full restriction on visiting. Arrangements will be made for family members of critically ill patients or those patients who require assistance or support of a family member; this should be arranged through the nurse on duty in the ward prior to arrival at the hospital.

    Any patient presenting to the hospital with recent symptoms of diarrhoea and/ or vomiting or had contact with others who have these symptoms MUSTnotify staff on arrival into the hospital so that contingency measures can be immediately put in place.

    The Hospital Management says it appreciates and thanks the community for their support for this patient safety measure.

  • Visiting restrictions are in place at Mayo University Hospital, as some patients in B Ward are displaying symptoms of the Norovirus winter vomiting bug.

    Hospital management has put control measures in place to reduce the risk of the virus spreading to other areas in the hospital.

    Anyone with recent symptoms of the vomiting bug or who has had contact with others who have these symptoms should not visit the hospital, to avoid spreading the virus.

    Arrangements will be made for family members of critically ill patients to visit - and this should be arranged through the nurse in charge of the ward before arriving at the hospital.

    Those visiting are asked to use alcohol gel on their hands before and after visiting a relative, and to limit their movement throughout the hospital.

    Meanwhile, patients presenting to Myo University Hospital's Emergency Department, Outpatient Dept or Medical Assessment Unit must advise staff if they've had symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting, or if a close family member is unwell with these symptoms.

     

  • Visiting restrictions are in place at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe following an outbreak of  Norovirus.

    Members of the public are asked not to visit the hospital unless absolutely essential.

    Hospital management says this is due to a number of confirmed cases of the vomiting bug.

    In order to assist staff in curtailing the spread of this virus, they say it’s imperative that only essential visiting takes place.

    Children should not visit the hospital as they may be particularly susceptible to the illness.

     

     

  • 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.”

  • Visiting restrictions have been reduced to just one ward at Galway University Hospital, following a suspected outbreak of the Norovirus vomiting bug.

    Visitor restrictions have now been lifted in St Mary’s ward and St Anthony’s ward, but remain in place in St Enda’s ward.

    Management at UHG say it’s imperative that only essential visiting takes place in St Enda’s ward, and are asking visitors to co-operate with hospital staff.

    Anyone with symptoms of the vomiting bug are asked not to visit patients in the hospital to avoid spreading the virus to sick patients.

     

  • Visitor restrictions have been put in place at two wards at University Hospital Galway, due to a number of suspected cases of the vomiting bug.

    The Saolta Hospital group has confirmed that visitor restrictions are in place on St Anthony’s ward and St Mary’s ward.

    In order to assist staff in curtailing the spread of the Norovirus, management says only essential visiting should take place, and children should not visit the hospital as they may be particularly susceptible to the illness.

    Visitors are asked to comply with the restrictions and use the hand gels supplied as they enter and leave the hospital.

    Anyone in the community with symptoms of the virus should not visit the hospital, to avoid spreading the virus to vulnerable patients.