Flu outbreak prompts hospital visitor restrictions in CUH and the Mercy

Two major hospitals in the south of the country have announced visitor restrictions due to a major increase in the number of people presenting with flu and an outbreak of the norovirus —more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.


Hospitals hit with CPE superbug

Some Irish hospitals who are already dealing with severe overcrowding and a trolley crisis have been hit with a superbug.


Moved babies to be screened for hospital bug

All babies transferred to other units from two hospitals in the North where four infants died are to be screened for the killer infection, public health authorities said.


New anti-infection guidelines for hospital doctors

New guidelines have been published for hospital doctors, in an attempt to reduce the rate of healthcare-associated infections.


Winter vomiting bug outbreak at St Vincent's Hospital

People are being asked not to visit patients at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, unless absolutely essential.


Hospitals to face unannounced hygiene checks

A blitz of spot-checks will take place on the State's 52 acute hospitals to ensure cleanliness and hygiene are placed first in the facilities, it was claimed today.


HSE pledges immediate action to curb spread of superbugs

The Health Service Executive today admitted that current measures were not enough to prevent the spread of superbugs in Ireland's hospitals.


Hospitals urged to be open about ‘superbug’ infections

The Irish Patients' Association has called on hospitals to be more open and transparent in relation to the number of patients contracting so-called "superbugs".


8,000 'superbug' infections in Irish hospitals last year

More than 8,000 people reportedly tested positive for a range of potentially fatal "superbugs" in Irish hospitals last year.