The ban is over concerns for hygiene.

Some of Ireland’s main hospitals are banning people from bringing flowers for safety reasons, says the Irish Times.

According to the reports, all of the State’s major hospital groups are clamping down on bouquets in wards over concerns about hygiene, allergies, vase breakages, water spillages and extra work for staff.

There are concerns that sick patient’s moods will suffer if flowers are banned.

Some studies even suggest the presence of flowers in wards reduces time in hospital.