Sligo University Hospital has issued a visitor restriction notice from today due to a stomach bug that exists in the hospital.
Since this morning, the hospital is restricting access to all visitors at the facility.
It’s due to the number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting that are in the hospital at the moment.
In a statement, the General Manager of Sligo University Hospital, Grainne McCann is urging members of the public not to visit the hospital in order to protect patients.
With the restriction in place right across the weekend, is only allowed to patients who are at the end of their lives. In order to do this, the public is asked to contact the ward manager who will decide if a visit can be facilitated.
This is not to compromise the welfare of the patients and visitors alike.
According to the INMO trolley watch figures, there is 30 people on trolleys with 23 people in the emergency department and 7 on other wards across the hospital. This makes Sligo the 5th worst effected in the country today.
Those who wish to contact the hospital can do so on 071 91 71111