Section of hospital closed after virus outbreak

PUBLISHED: 15:57 12 March 2015

The inpatient area of Clevedon Community Hospital has been closed following the outbreak.

The inpatient area of Clevedon Community Hospital has been closed following the outbreak.

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An area of Clevedon Community Hospital has been closed due to a norovirus outbreak.

The inpatient area of the hospital in Old Street is currently closed after a confirmed outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

Suzanne Golding-Ellis, head of patient safety and infection control, said: “Norovirus is extremely infectious.

“You may not know but people coming into the hospital carrying the bug can easily transmit it to our patients. This is why we are urging people only to come here if their visit is absolutely essential.”

Visiting hours have now been restricted to an hour in the afternoon and an hour in the evening but it is asked that visits are kept to an absolute minimum to prevent the spread of the bug.


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