Ward Closed Due To MRSA Outbreak

A ward at the Erne Hospital has been closed due to an outbreak of MRSA. A Western Health and Social Care Trust spokeswoman said there were ten confirmed cases of the bug.

Marion Martin, infection control nurse at the hospital in Enniskillen, said patients were sometimes infected with MRSA before they were admitted. “But some (of the cases) are new in the last four to five days and that’s why we’ve put these precautions in place,” she said.