Visiting restrictions to stay in place

Visiting to all wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is continuing to be restricted in a bid to help combat a vomiting virus circulating widely across the county.

The restriction on ward visiting at NNUH will be reviewed again on Wednesday 30th April. The Norovirus stomach bug causes nausea and diarrhoea and is very easily spread from person to person. The spread of infection is easiest in places where group of people are in close proximity for reasonable amounts of time such as residential homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces.

The virus lasts around two days and no treatment is required, however, even after the symptoms have cleared up people may still carry the virus and infect others up to three days after their own symptoms have stopped. Norovirus in Norfolk is currently affecting residential homes, hospitals, and around 15 patients across seven wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

People are being asked not to visit any of the NNUH wards unless absolutely necessary over the next few days.

Friday 25th of April 2008 01:00:32 PM