Outbreak of Norovirus at South Tipperary General Hospital


South Tipperary General Hospital has a confirmed outbreak of Norovirus, amongst a small number of patients, confined to one ward. 

The hospital management is appealing to the public to co-operate with the restrictions currently in place and advise anyone who has been affected by vomiting and/or diarrhoea, or anyone who has had contact with persons with these symptoms, not to visit the hospital until they have been symptom-free for 48 hours.

As a precaution, the affected ward, Medical 2, is restricted to visitors, except for End of Life situations and other exceptional circumstances, which visitors should agree with the specific ward manager by telephone in advance of visiting.

All members of the public are asked to adhere strictly to the visiting times.