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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C
Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland Beaumont Hospital in Dublin (File photo)
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Visitors warned to stay away as vomiting bug hits Beaumont Hospital
Forty-two patients and some staff have already been hit by the winter vomiting bug – so only essential visits are allowed to the Dublin hospital.

VISITORS HAVE BEEN urged not to visit Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital unless it’s “truly essential”, after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

Forty-two patients and a number of staff have already been infected with the highly contagious norovirus. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain.

The hospital has said that only “truly essential” visits should be made, and that visiting times must be adhered to strictly.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed and visits must be made between 2pm and 4pm and from 6pm to 8pm.

Children are not allowed to visit under any circumstances, the hospital said.

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