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Norovirus ward restrictions

Monday 23rd April 2018Stop

 

The following wards currently have restrictions in place due to D&V / Norovirus

 

     Portman

 

How the public can help reduce the risk of norovirus and other infections at Musgrove

 

  • Please do not visit the hospital if you have had any symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting in the last two days.
  • If visiting in the hospital please clean your hands with the alcohol gel at the entrance to the ward or department
  • We know that schools and nurseries can often be affected with norovirus we therefore ask during the winter season (November to March) that children aged 11 and under (except on the Children's and Maternity wards) should not visit patients in the hospital unless absolutely necessary. Please ring to discuss this with the ward manager prior to your visit if you feel it is essential that children visit the hospital
  • Please note that alcohol gel alone is not effective against Norovirus. If visiting a ward affected by norovirus hands should be washed with soap and water before leaving the ward. 

 

 To read more about Norovirus, click here.