Visiting restrictions at Cavan General Hospital after outbreak of gastrointestinal bug

Visiting restrictions are in place at Cavan General Hospital after an outbreak of Rotavirus.

Management at the hospital has asked that people only attend the hospital if absolutely necessary. People are also asked to adhere to the strict hand hygiene protocols in place if attending the hospital.

In a statement to Northern Sound News, Cavan Hospital management has asked that visitors requesting access to critically ill patients should contact the ward manager beforehand. All hospital services are operating as normal.

The Rotavirus, is a common gastrointestinal infection that results in the sudden onset of vomiting or diarrhoea.