Restrictions remain at Tullamore hospital

WHILE visiting restrictions are still in place at the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore, the HSE has said the numbers affected by the winter vomiting bug are decreasing.

WHILE visiting restrictions are still in place at the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore, the HSE has said the numbers affected by the winter vomiting bug are decreasing.

The HSE is asking people to refrain from visiting Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore as a number of cases of Winter Vomiting Bug (Norovirus) have been confirmed.

In order to assist staff in curtailing the spread of this potentially dangerous virus, which is particularly unsafe to both the very young and the very old, it is imperative that only essetial visiting takes place during this period. Children will not be allowed visit the hospital.

If you or a member of your household has experienced nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhoea within the last 48 hours please do not visit the hospital as you risk spreading the virus to sick vulnerable patients, some of who are on treatment for serious illnesses.

The HSE is recommending members of the public, who are experiencing these symptoms, to first phone your local GP before presenting at the local practice.

The HSE thanks the public for their cooperation.