The Cinch Review

Retching insects

In the news from Ireland: Vomiting bug forces visitor restrictions at several hospitals.

Strict visitor restrictions are in place at a number of hospitals across the country due to outbreaks of the vomiting bug.

At Cork’s University Hospital and the University Maternity Hospital patients are only allowed one visitor between 7.30pm and 8.30pm, with no children being admitted.


And no wonder. Bugs are bad enough, but when they’re walking up and down the place vomiting everywhere, all the stops must be pulled out to speedily sort out the matter. Banning the children seems a particularly good idea, as they are well known allies of all creepy-crawlies, and often prone to unexpected waves of nausea themselves. The health authorities are on the ball as usual.