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Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital

A total of 187 cases of influenza have been recorded at the hospital – and Beaumont is trying to stop that number from getting any higher.

Beaumont Hospital (File photo)
Beaumont Hospital (File photo)
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

BEAUMONT HOSPITAL HAS urged potential visitors to stay away over the long weekend as it continues to battle an outbreak of influenza.

A total of 187 cases have been recorded at the Dublin hospital since the current outbreak began more than one month ago.

The hospital has appealed to the public to avoid visiting the hospital unless absolutely essential and said that no children are permitted to visit in any circumstances.

Visiting will be limited to two hours in the evening time when only one visitor will be allowed per patient in exceptional cases.

The hospital also warned anyone with flu-like symptoms not to visit the hospital other than for essential medical treatment as flu is highly contagious.

The restrictions also apply to Beaumont’s other campuses at St Joseph’s Hospital in Raheny and the Raheny Community Nursing Unit in Dublin 5.

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