South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH) has a confirmed an outbreak of the Norovirus among a number of patients and therefore has put in place strict visitor restrictions with immediate effect.
Visiting is only allowed in exceptional circumstances and by agreement with the Clinical Nurse Managers.
Hospital management advises 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. 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 STGH.
The situation is being monitored closely and being kept under daily review. STGH regrets any inconvenience caused.
All infection control measures are in place and every effort is being made to manage and contain the spread of the virus.