Unfortunately we are currently experiencing a norovirus outbreak with our wards closed to admissions.
Otherwise known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, norovirus is highly infectious and easily passed from person to person.
Suzanne Golding-Ellis, Head of Patient Safety and Infection Control said: “Norovirus is extremely infectious. You may not know but people coming into the hospital carrying the bug can easily transmit it to our patients. This is why we are urging people only to come here if their visit is absolutely essential.”
Visiting hours are now restricted to an hour in the afternoon and an hour in the evening but if possible we do ask that visits are limited to prevent the spread of the bug and any further outbreaks.
We ask that:
- Children under 12 do not visit without the express permission of the nurse in charge.
- Do not come to the hospital if you are feeling unwell with sickness, diarrhoea, fever, sore throat or flu in the last 48 hours
- While in the hospital maintain good hand hygiene. Clean hands with soap and water.
If in doubt please call the hospital on: 01275 872212