Hospital wards set to reopen following outbreak
PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 March 2015
CLEVEDON Community Hospital could reopen its in-patient wards to admissions within the next 24 hours following an outbreak of norovirus.
The hospital in Old Street is currently undergoing a deep-clean after the recent spate of the winter vomiting bug and it is hoped the wards will reopen by tomorrow (Thursday) provided no further outbreaks of diarrhoea and vomiting occur.
Restrictions which had limited visiting times to one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening have now been lifted but people are still being urged to remain extra vigilant.
Dr Jonathan Roberts, a consultant in public health, said: “People are advised to make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after using the toilet and before preparing food and eating. Do not rely on alcohol gels as these do not kill the virus as well as soap and water.”
Anyone who has experienced sickness and diarrhoea or has been in contact with anyone who has had these symptoms within the past 72 hours is still advised not to visit the hospital.
For more details contact the hospital on 01275 872212.
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