|Beaumont Hospital||P.O. Box 1297
Dublin 9, Ireland
|(01) 809 3000||(01) 837 6982|
|St Joseph's Hospital||Springdale Road
Dublin 5, Ireland
|(01) 877 4900||(01) 877 8220|
BEAUMONT HOSPITAL PROHIBITS ALL VISITING TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF NOROVIRUS
November 13, 2013
Beaumont Hospital has prohibited visiting at the Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny in a continuing effort to prevent the spread of Norovirus in the hospital. This is against the backdrop of an increased incidence of the winter vomiting bug in the community. Visitor exemptions may be granted at ward level in exceptional circumstances only.
The Hospital is urging members of the public who are symptomatic of Norovirus to seek advice from their local GP before presenting to Beaumont Hospital Emergency Department.
Key symptoms of Norovirus are:
The Hospital has cautioned against the risks of Norovirus to patients generally, and those with serious underlying medical conditions in particular.
Beaumont Hospital is appealing to the public for their continued cooperation in observing these restrictions for the common good.
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