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Outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting virus at Rotherham Hospital

19 May 2017 15:15:34

The Rotherham Hospital site is currently experiencing an outbreak of rotavirus, a diarrhoea and vomiting bug. At present this is limited to a small number of areas.

As a result of this, visiting restrictions have been put in place in the affected areas. This includes:
• Non-essential visiting on wards A1 and A5 has been stopped
• Limited to two visitors per patient on wards A4,B4, B5 and the Stroke Unit
• Children should not be brought on to these areas

If you are considering visiting someone in hospital and have either had symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has had symptoms recently, please ensure you have been clear for at least 48 hours before visiting.

The best prevention for diarrhoea and vomiting is regular hand washing using soap and running water.

If you are visiting, please ensure that you use the hand gel provided to help us minimise the spread of germs.

This is a short term measure and we thank you all for your cooperation during this time.

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