A Cork hospital has put in place limited visiting restrictions due to the volume of winter vomiting and flu cases.
The Mercy University Hospital (MUH) is asking visitors who are experiencing any symptoms of flu, vomiting or diarrhoea to refrain from visiting patients at the hospital.
A spokesperson for MUH said:
“In the interests of patient safety, due to the incidence of winter vomiting and influenza cases, MUH is seeking the public’s cooperation with limited visiting restrictions at the hospital.
“As of today, there are no significant visiting restrictions in place.
“However, MUH is issuing an appeal to the public not to visit patients in the hospital if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of influenza, vomiting and/or diarrhoea,” he added.
“The hospital can assure the public that the hospital’s Infection Control Team are very active in monitoring the situation.
“The hospital would also like to remind the public of the importance of performing hand hygiene when visiting the hospital and would like to thank the public for their cooperation.”