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Visiting remains suspended on two wards at WCH due to norovirus

Posted on Monday 9th September 2019
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Cases of norovirus at West Cumberland hospital mean that two wards remain closed to visitors.

Wards 4A and 4B are affected with staff working extremely hard to contain and control the situation.

If visitors have any concerns they should call and ask to speak to the nurse in charge.

The visiting suspension is being reviewed regularly and the Trust will update the public on the position as we are able. 

Dr Clive Graham, director of infection prevention and control said:

“All visitors are being reminded not to visit our hospitals if they are unwell, have been unwell in the last 48 hours, or had contact with a person with flu like symptoms in recent days. This is because they could be carrying a virus that can be passed to our patients making them even more unwell.

“Anyone visiting their friends or relatives in any of our hospitals should always follow strict infection prevention guidance by ensuring that you wash your hands when you enter and exit the ward areas.”

Anyone who has had any symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea should make sure they are symptom free for 48 hours before visiting anyone in a hospital or care facility.

The Trust would like to thank the public for their help and understanding at this time.