Visiting ban lifted as Letterkenny General Hospital is declared free of norovirus

The HSE has confirmed that Letterkenny General Hospital is now free from the winter vomitting bug, and all visiting restrictions have been lifted.

We would like to emphasise that members of the public should confine visiting to the official visiting times which are 2.30pm to 4pm and 6.30pm to 8pm.

Children under 14 years of age should not visit the hospital at any time unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Anyone who has had symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea over the previous 48 hours should stay away from the hospital, and management say good hand hygiene, involving both regular washing and use of hand sanatisers is vital in preventing further outbreaks of the virus.