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Visiting update for University Hospital Galway

Due to an outbreak of vomiting bug (Norovirus) in St Enda’s Ward, visiting to this ward is limited to compassionate grounds at this time.  

The hospital is also requesting that people do not visit the hospital if they are feeling unwell.

There has been an increase in the number of cases of Norovirus in the community and 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.

These measures are vital to avoid spreading the virus to patients, visitors and staff.

If you are visiting the hospital minimise your risk of catching an infection by ensuring the following:

  • If you have any symptoms (diarrhoea/vomiting), you should not come to visit until all symptoms are fully resolved for at least 48 hours;
  • Clean your hands with soap and water after using toilet or visibly soiled hands;
  • Please do not use patient toilets on the wards or en-suites; visitor toilets are available at ground floor level.

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

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)