LGH confirms Winter Vomiting Bug outbreak as restrictions stay in place

The HSE has confirmed an outbreak of the Winter Vomiting Bug.

Visiting restrictions were imposed on Surgical 1 and Medical 3 yesterday afternoon after a number of patients began showing symptoms of vomiting and diarrheoa. At the time, the hospital confirmed to Highland Radio News that the infection control team is meeting regularly, but a norovirus outbreak was not being declared.

However, the HSE has now issued confirmation. Visitors are being kept out of the affected wards except by prior arrangements, and caution is being advised.

Public Health Consultant Dr Anthony Breslin has been discussing the situatiion on the Shaun Doherty Show………