Some of our patients have been affected by vomiting and diarrhoea. We are asking you all to remain vigilant and do not visit our hospital if you have had symptoms of diarrhoea, and or vomiting in the last 72 hours.
Norovirus illness usually includes a sudden onset of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Though people can feel quite uncomfortable, the illness is generally not serious. People infected with norovirus usually get better on their own in a few days, without treatment.
It is highly contagious in all age groups and is common in our community.
To prevent norovirus coming into our hospital we recommend the following:
- Please do not visit our hospital if you have symptoms of diarrhoea and or vomiting, or have had symptoms in the last 72 hours
- Please limit the number of visitors at any one time, including children
- Any visitors who are frail or vulnerable should avoid visiting in order to reduce the potential for infection
- If you are visiting, please make use of the alcohol based hand foam prior to entering the ward / department and wash your hands with soap and water before leaving.
If further advice is needed, please speak to the ward you are planning to visit or call www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus