Only three wards in Worcestershire remain closed due to norovirus

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital Worcestershire Royal Hospital

THREE wards at Worcestershire Royal Hospital remain closed to visitors due to an outbreak of norovirus.

The acute stroke unit, acute medical unit and Avon 3 are closed, but all other wards as well as Kidderminster Hospital and Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital are now open as normal.

Chief nursing officer Lindsey Webb said: “Patient safety is our priority and we take any risk of infection very seriously, taking steps where necessary to prevent the spread of infection.

“We are very aware of the impact visiting restrictions can have on patients and families.

“However, we took the difficult decision to close our sites to visitors as a way of preventing the spread of norovirus.

“We’d like to say thank you to everyone who supported us and helped us to control the situation, and we can assure the public we will continue to be vigilant.”

To avoid the spread of norovirus visiting on the three affected wards is restricted to two people at a time.

Those who have experienced sickness, diarrhoea or any other illness in the last 48 hours are asked to stay away and any concerns about cleanliness standards on wards should be reported as soon as possible.

Hand gel should also be used and drips, wounds and catheters should not be touched.

Visitors are also asked not to sit on beds and those who work in dirty or dusty environments are asked to change their clothes before visiting.

For more information visit worcsacute.nhs.uk/about-us/infection-prevention-control

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4:03pm Fri 14 Mar 14

b1ackb1rd says...

Only 3. And that's good?
Sorry WN I'm not impressed.
Only 3. And that's good? Sorry WN I'm not impressed. b1ackb1rd
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1:12pm Sat 15 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

An improvement and I'm not going to knock the hospital on this one as I know what a hardy, pernicious micro-beast it is to remove, Super Bugs... Only had it once but it was on CHRISTMAS DAY - as an atheist I didn't appreciate the irony but after virtually the whole day on the toilet with my head in the sink I ate 2 late CHRISTMAS DINNERS in the end...

GOOD LUCK, YOU'LL NEED IT.
An improvement and I'm not going to knock the hospital on this one as I know what a hardy, pernicious micro-beast it is to remove, Super Bugs... Only had it once but it was on CHRISTMAS DAY - as an atheist I didn't appreciate the irony but after virtually the whole day on the toilet with my head in the sink I ate 2 late CHRISTMAS DINNERS in the end... GOOD LUCK, YOU'LL NEED IT. PrivateSi
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