Visiting hours at Letterkenny University Hospital have been cancelled due to an outbreak of illness at the hospital.

There will be no access for visitors due to an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in the hospital in three wards, Medical 5, Medical 3 and Surgical 2.

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.

The hospital advised that strict hand washing/hand hygiene should be followed at all times.

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