4 April 2018, 7pm
By Elaine Murphy
Strict visitor restrictions have been put in place with immediate effect at Bantry General Hospital (BGH) due to Suspect Norovirus Outbreak- commonly known as the Vomiting Bug.
In the interest of patient care and in order to restrict the spread of the virus within the hospital, it is necessary with immediate effect to ban all visitors to BGH.
Management regret any inconvenience caused to patients and relatives by these necessary measures, which are being taken in the interests of patient care. All infection control measures are in place and every effort is being made to manage and contain the spread of the virus.
People with vomiting like symptoms are advised to contact their GP by phone in the first instance and avoid presenting to the hospital’s Medical Assessment Unit, Local Injury Unit and Out Patient department.
Anyone with any queries about visiting a particular ward should ring the hospital in advance on Tel: 027 50133. Restrictions do not apply to the Psychiatric Unit in Bantry General Hospital at this time.