People with flu like symptoms urged to avoid Emergency Departments
The advice comes as hospitals can't cope with a surge in the number of patients presenting due to an outbreak of the flu.
Strict visitor restrictions are in operation at the Mercy University Hospital in an effort to control the infection and protect patients from further infection.
People with flu-like symptoms are being advised to visit their GP in the first instance rather than present at the hospital's ED.
Speaking to RedFM News Clinical Director at the Mercy Dr Kieran O'Connor has this advice for listeners.
More from Cork
Peter Casey Is Considering Withdrawing From The Presidential Race
He has also hit out at the Taoiseach, who was among those who condemned comments he made about travellers
Cork City Council Remove Tents From St Patrick's Quay
Cork City Council has removed the last of the tents from the wharf on St Patrick's Quay.
Only Four Roadside Drug Driving Tests Carried Out In Cork In Past 18 Months
Just four roadside drug driving tests were carried out in Cork City over the past 18 months - compared with almost 24 thousand breath tests for alcohol over the same period.
Junior Minister Pat Breen Says He Never Discussed The National Broadband Plan With David McCourt Or Denis Naughten
The Fine Gael politician has admitted he passed on an invitation for dinner meeting between then-minister Mr Naughten and the Irish-American investor
The Taoiseach Has Warned Businesses Will 'Bite Back' If Politicians Can't Agree To A Brexit Deal By Christmas
Leo Varadkar was speaking after EU leaders failed to make substantive progress in negotiations with the UK
A Judge Has Handed Out A New Set Of Guidelines For Three West Cork Sporting Clubs When Hosting Underage Discos
All three clubs have been asked to consider the suggested guidelines before new licenses for the coming year will be granted