Strict visitor restrictions continue at Cork University Hospital due to an outbreak of both the flu virus and norovirus.
All visitors to CUH are banned with the exception of the Intensive Treatment Unit and the Paediatric Ward.
Cancer services, emergency services and outpatient services will continue as normal, the hospital said. Patients coming to Outpatient Services (Clinics) are requested to bring their appointment letter with them.
CUH currently has 13 inpatients tested positive for the flu virus with a number of inpatients undergoing analysis. The Norovirus is also prevalent on many wards.
People with flu-like symptoms are advised to contact their GP by phone in the first instance and avoid presenting at the Emergency Department at CUH.
In relation to patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit and the Paediatric Ward and at the discretion of the Ward Manager only, it is necessary to restrict visitors to one person per patient.
The hospital wishes to remind members of the public that visiting hours are from 2pm to 4pm and from 6.30pm to 8.30 pm only and are to be strictly adhered to.