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Norovirus - advice for hospital visitors

02 Feb 2012 10:28:31


Like many other hospitals, Rotherham Hospital is currently encountering cases of the ‘Winter Vomiting Disease’ norovirus. As a result, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is advising members of the public not to visit a family member or friend at Rotherham Hospital unless it is essential.

This virus is expected during this time of year, however in order to effectively contain and control the virus we ask that if it is essential for people to visit the hospital, then our good visitor guide and infection prevention guidelines be followed. These include strictly no more than two visitors per bed, visitors not sitting on patient beds, visitors washing their hands with soap and water and alcohol gel and visitors refraining from visiting if they currently have or have had symptoms or have been in contact with a symptomatic person within the last 7 days

The Trust advises anyone with symptoms including diarrhoea and/ or vomiting to stay at home to avoid spreading the virus to patients, other people and vulnerable groups in our communities. Although it can be very unpleasant, the illness is generally short-lived and most people make a full recovery within one to two days.

If you think you may be affected by norovirus, stay at home and use the symptom checker on the NHS Direct website, which is also available on web-enabled mobile phones. Just go to www.nhs.uk/nhsdirect from any web browser or from your mobile. If symptoms worsen or persist for more than 48 hours, if you are a senior citizen or have a long term condition making you particularly vulnerable to infection, you can contact your family doctor or take advice from NHS Direct on 0845 4647.
 

 

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