The General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital is appealing to the public to stay away from the hospital during the current flu outbreak.
A visitor ban is in place at the hospital this week due to a significant increase in the number of the cases of the flu in the Donegal area.
The hospital has implemented strict visiting restrictions in order to protect vulnerable hospital patients and prevent further spread of the virus.
Seán Murphy General Manager Letterkenny University Hospital said, “We are appealing to people to cooperate with the visiting restrictions so that we can protect the many very sick patients in the hospital. We would like to emphasise that the public should not visit the hospital. In exceptional cases only, a maximum of 2 visitors per patient may be permitted with prior agreement with the ward manager.
“While we know that this may be challenging for patients and their families, our priority must be protecting our patients many of whom are very ill and for whom the flu would be very serious.
“We would like to thank the public for their co-operation.”