Visiting restrictions in place in UHL due to vomiting bug

University Hospital Limerick

Visiting restrictions are now in place in University Hospital Limerick due to a outbreak of a vomiting bug.

Staff are managing the outbreak of the norovirus in one ward at present.

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Members of the public are advised that norovirus is circulating in the community and therefore members of the public should not visit anyone in hospital if they themselves are unwell. Symptoms include vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhoea.

This is important as there have been previous outbreaks secondary to vomiting episodes by visitors on the hospital wards.

People with symptoms are advised to contact their GP by phone in the first instance and avoid presenting at the Emergency Department at UHL.