Hospital restrictions currently in place

Confirmed outbreak of Norovirus in Tipperary

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

Confirmed outbreak of Norovirus in Tipperary

South Tipperary General Hospital has a confirmed outbreak of Norovirus, amongst a small number of patients, confined to one ward.  

The hospital management is appealing to the public to co-operate with the restrictions currently in place and advise anyone who have been affected by vomiting and/or diarrhoea, or anyone who has had contact with persons with these symptoms, not to visit hospital until they have been symptom-free for 48 hours.

As a precaution the affected ward, Medical 2, is restricted to  visitors, except for End of Life situations and other exceptional circumstances, which visitors should agree with the specific ward manager by telephone in advance of visiting. 

All members of the public are asked to adhere strictly to the visiting times.

Visiting Times:

Daily: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm 

Evening: 6.30 pm -8.30 pm

"We would encourage the public to contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance and not to attend the Emergency Department unless absolutely necessary. The current situation in the hospital is being monitored closely," a spokesperson for the hospital said.