visiting restrictions

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

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

    Any individual who needs to attend the hospital as a patient either to the Emergency Department or AMAU should immediately advise staff that they have had symptoms so that staff can appropriately manage the situation. 

    The hospital says that, due to the possibility of the virus in A Ward & C Ward, visitors will be restricted in these areas. 

    Arrangements will be made for family members of critically ill patients on this ward to visit; this should be arranged through the nurse on duty in the ward prior to arrival at the hospital. Visiting to non-affected Wards will be strictly limited to visiting times as a precautionary measure.

    The regular hospital visiting times are between 2 and 4 pm, and between 6.30 and 8.30 pm in the evenings must be strictly adhered to.

    The Hospital management has put control measures in place to reduce the risk of the virus spreading to other areas/departments within the Hospital.   It is important that ill and vulnerable patients in the hospital do not become more ill than they already are. 

    The hospital appreciates and thanks the community for their support and cooperation in managing this situation. 

     

  • Visiting restrictions due to the 'Winter Vomiting Virus’ at Mayo University Hospital have been lifted. 

    However, hospital management  is advising that  there are signs that the 'Winter Vomiting Virus' is still active in the community and are asking visitors to help keep the virus out of the hospital.

    The public are asked not to visit patients if they themselves or members of their households are feeling unwell.

    Regular visiting Hours at Mayo University Hospital are from 2pm to 4pm and from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.