first_imgTHE HSE has confirmed a suspected outbreak of Winter Vomiting Bug (Norovirus) at Department of Psychiatry, Letterkenny General Hospital campus.A statement was issued today following Donegal Daily’s warnings at the weekend.HSE West said: “Following consultation with the HSE’s Department of Public Health and Infection Control personnel, the Department of Psychiatry will remain closed to routine admissions and visitors until further notice.” Advice for General Practitioners and Out of Hours Medical ServicesFor advice on individual approach to service users’ needs, GPs and NowDOC should liaise in the first instance with their respective Community Mental Health Team. They can also contact the duty doctor in the usual way, but service users should not present at the Dept of Psychiatry for assessment or admission without the prior agreement of the treating clinician.Advice for Members of the Public seeking Mental Health ServicesMembers of the public are advised that they may only access mental health service via their GP or Now Doc. Advice for Members of the Public wishing to visit the Department of PsychiatryFamilies and friends of current residents in the Dept of Psychiatry are advised that, in the interest of public health, a restriction has been placed on all visiting. Queries can be directed to:074 9103749 or 074 9104704HSE West added: “Donegal Mental Health Services regrets the obvious inconvenience these measures cause to residents of the Department, their families and friends and the public generally, and thank them for their cooperation. We are endeavouring to manage and contain the suspected outbreak and hopefully normal service will return soon.” HSE CONFIRMS WINTER VOMITING BUG AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL CAMPUS was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bugfluHSEletterkenny hospitalnovoviruslast_img read more