Visitors Banned From Limerick Hospital

One of the State’s busiest hospitals has established a blanket ban on visitors, in an effort to contain the spread of the winter vomiting bug.

A full visiting ban is in effect until further notice following six confirmed cases of norovirus at the Mid-Western Hospital in Limerick.

The HSE announced the ban on visitors "in the interests of patient care and as a precaution."

Visiting to all wards at the hospital is prohibited, with the exception of agreed visits to critically ill patients.

Incidence of the winter vomiting bug showed a marked decrease in the last week of 2012, latest official figures show. However, many cases in the community are not reported to the authorities.


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