THE visiting and admission restictions placed on Nenagh Hospital for the past week because of an outbreak of C-Diff were lifted this week following a deep clean and fumagation of the affected ward.
The restrictions were introduced last week following the confirmation of three cases of the super bug in a female ward.
C-Diff can be caused through the use of antibiotics following an operation resulting in bacteria being killed which allows the bug to thrive. It is spread through contact with an infected person and not through the air.
The Tipperary Star was told by the HSE that no operations at Nenagh Hospital had to be cancelled due to the outbreak. It is understood this is because the medical and surgical wards at the facility are separate.
The all-clear to re-admit patients or allow visitors could not be given until at least 48 hours after the last outbreak of the infecton had been treated.
Nenagh Hospital was recently voted Best Small Hospital for cleanliness, and Nenagh Mayor Lalor McGee, who works at the hospital, said: “Nenagh is not a dirty hospital. This is just an unfortunate outbreak.”