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The emergency department at Mayo General Hospital is under pressure as an “exceptionally high volume” of patients are presenting there with winter vomiting symptoms, said a hospital spokesperson this afternoon (Friday, February 6).
Visiting restrictions are still in place in Mayo General Hospital as a number of patients are displaying symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting, usually caused by Norovirus - commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.
Mayo General Hospital is advising that due to the presence of the suspected norovirus (winter vomiting bug) in one ward in the hospital, visitors will only be permitted to non-affected areas during visiting times.
A Nigerian junior doctor who was hired by St Luke’s Hospital was found to have not been registered with the medical council and his references were not checked prior to his employment.
The HSE was last evening attempting to contact all patients affected by potential misdiagnoses at UHG following reports of discrepancies in the work of a third pathologist who worked as a locum at the hospital in February and March 2004.