Winter vomiting bug curbs visits at Limerick hospital

Visiting restrictions are in place at University Hospital Limerick due to the winter vomiting bug
VISITING restrictions are in force at a number of wards at University Hospital Limerick after an outbreak of the norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, in the community, the HSE has advised.

VISITING restrictions are in force at a number of wards at University Hospital Limerick after an outbreak of the norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, in the community, the HSE has advised.

“There are now five confirmed and seven suspected cases in the hospital,” a spokesman said.

“The public are requested to co-operate fully with the advice and instruction of staff. Three wards, 3A, 3C and 3D have imposed a total ban on visiting.”

It had been hoped at the time of going to press that ward 3B would reopen to visitors on Tuesday.

“All appropriate infection control measures are being taken to deal with the situation,” the HSE spokesman said.