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Help stop the spread of norovirus

There is currently norovirus in the community and in our hospitals and we need your help to stop the spread.

The advice to all our visitors and patients is:

- only visit if it is essential

- please wash your hands with soap and water before visiting wards and use the hand gel provided

- DO NOT visit hospital at all if you, or any members of your household, have had any kind of sickness and/or diarrhoea in the past 48 hours – even if you think it may be food poisoning. You should be symptom free for 48 hours before coming in

- if you are due to come into hospital for an elective (planned) procedure or operation and have been unwell with any kind of sickness and or diarrhoea please ring the hospital to let us know before you come in

We are working hard to reduce the spread of the virus to avoid disruption to patient care. Paula Shobbrook, Director of Nursing, said: “The safety of our patients is paramount and the cooperation of members of the public in helping this is appreciated.”

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