Letterkenny University Hospital has informed the general public that all visiting to the hospital is cancelled for the time being due to an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in the hospital in three wards, namely Medical 5, Medical 3 and Surgical 2.

Spokesperson for the hospital said: "In exceptional circumstances the next of kin should ring the ward directly to make arrangements.

"People who are experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea at home should not visit the hospital under any circumstances.  Children under 12 should not visit the hospital.

"Strict hand washing/hand hygiene should be followed at all times."

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