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Visiting Restrictions in place at Portiuncula University Hospital

Portiuncula University Hospital is asking people to comply with visitor restrictions on St Joseph’s ward due to a number of cases of the vomiting bug (Norovirus) on the ward.

Visitors to the affected ward will be facilitated on compassionate grounds, on an exceptional basis only. To arrange a visit on compassionate grounds, please contact the ward manager in advance.

Visitors are requested to cooperate with hospital staff who are ensuring the restrictions are adhered to and visitors are also advised that they must use the alcohol hand gels supplied as they enter and leave the hospital. Infection control procedures are in place on the ward and will remain until further notice.

Anyone with recent symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting or who has had contact with others who have these symptoms should not visit patients in the hospital to avoid spreading the virus to sick vulnerable patients.

The hospital would like to thank members of the public for their co-operation.


The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH)