Norovirus outbreak at Grantham Hospital

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The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have confirmed that there is a norovirus outbreak at Grantham Hospital, after an employee notified the Grantham Journal this morning.

Michelle Rhodes, director of nursing, said: “Grantham and District Hospital has had to restrict admissions to its wards, because a number of patients have been experiencing symptoms of the vomiting bug, norovirus.

“The restricted admission to these wards is just a precaution to prevent further spread of the virus. There is still a lot of norovirus circulating in the community.

“Visitors are asked to only visit if absolutely necessary and not to visit if they have had diarrhoea and/or sickness in the last three days. Children under 5 years should not visit.

“Those who are visiting should regularly use the hand wash solution available on all ward entrances and around the ward, as well as clean their hands with soap and water before they leave the hospital, to prevent the spread of the virus.”