A BAN on visitors has been put in place at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) following a suspected outbreak of the Winter vomiting bug.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) says visiting to all wards at UHL is prohibited with the exception of critically ill patients.
“In the interests of patient care and as a precaution, a ban on visiting is in place at the University Hospital, Limerick with immediate effect due to a suspected outbreak of Norovirus,” said the HSE in a statement.
Only parents and guardians only will be permitted in the Children’s Ark and children should be kept away from all areas of the hospital.
“The hospital regrets this inconvenience but it is necessary at this time to prevent the spread of these illnesses to both patients and staff and we would like to thank patients and the public for their cooperation,” said a HSE spokesperson.
Any queries regarding visiting should be made to the ward directly.