The George Eliot Hospital is currently experiencing an increased level of diarrhoea and vomiting amongst patients on its Acute Medical Unit (AMU).
George Eliot Hospital’s Interim Director of Nursing Daljit Athwal said: “Visiting restrictions are currently in place on the AMU while we manage an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea. We are aware that similar cases are being seen in the local community which unfortunately is usual for this time of year.
“We are urging family and friends to avoid visiting the affected ward wherever possible. Restricting the number of visitors in the affected areas will help us contain the virus and stop it spreading any further in the hospital and the community. However, visiting on compassionate grounds may be possible at the discretion of the nurse in charge.
If visitors have any questions then they are welcome to contact the ward directly via the hospital switchboard on 024 7635 1351 to check before a visit. People can also view the list of contact numbers for each department on our website.”
“The ward areas will be reviewed on a daily basis and any further updates will be made available on the hospital website.”
Please help us to protect our patients and staff by not visiting them if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting or flu. If you are or have been suffering from these symptoms please do not attend the hospital until you are 48 hours symptom-free unless you need urgent medical attention. If you are unwell and require advice, please contact your GP or NHS111. For more information on Norovirus visit NHS Choices here. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus/pages/introduction.aspx