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Cheltenham General Hospital closed to visitors

By NadiaNews  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

Norovirus

Norovirus

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Cheltenham General Hospital has been closed to visitors because of an outbreak of norovirus.

The diarrhoea and vomiting bug has affected a number of wards at the hospital.

Now hospital chiefs have made the decision to close all wards to visitors, as a precautionary measure.

Director of Nursing, Maggie Arnold said: "This is a precautionary measure and good infection control practice to protect patients and control the spread of the illness. I hope that families and friends will understand why we are asking them not to visit for this short period."

The D&V illness is usually over within 48 hours, but is highly infectious, which is why the trust needs to limit the number of people moving in and out of wards.

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  • Lecorche  |  February 27 2013, 10:02PM

    I have to agree with you,Judyteen. I was sent there for treatment a few years back. I took one look and I walked out. It was in an atrocious state.

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  • Judyteen  |  February 27 2013, 4:54PM

    well I can't say I'm surprised, Cheltenham General is one of the filthiest hospitals I have been in.

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