Norovirus causes hospital shut-down

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Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A winter vomiting infection has forced a Hull hospital ward to close to new patients.

Hull Royal Infirmary shut ward 12 following the outbreak of norovirus.

The closure increases the city’s recent hospital emergency care problems.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is requesting that people exercise “common sense” and go elsewhere for non-urgent conditions.

It is also asking them not to visit the hospital if they are suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea until they have been free from symptoms for over two days.

Professor Ian Philp, the Trust’s leading medical officer, said that the hospital’s A&E department should be shunned in favour of family doctors, walk-in units and minor injury centres.

The ward closure is accelerating the problems currently being suffered by its hospitals, Prof Philp added.

Norovirus symptoms initially manifest themselves in the shape of a sudden feeling of nausea, violent vomiting and diarrhoea. High temperatures, bad stomach cramps, sore limbs and headaches can also occur.

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Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014 by The News Editor

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