In the interests of patient care and as a precaution, a ban on visiting is in place at the University Hospital, Limerick, due to a suspected outbreak of Norovirus (the winter vomiting bug).
Visiting to all wards at the hospital is prohibited with the exception of critically ill patients. However, children are not allowed visit any patients at this time.
In a statement, the HSE said, “Parents/guardians only will be permitted in the Children’s Ark and children should be kept away from all areas of the hospital.
“The hospital regrets this inconvenience but it is necessary at this time to prevent the spread of these illnesses to both patients and staff and we would like to thank patients and the public for their cooperation.”