Ward visiting restrictions lifted

VISITING restrictions to two wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been lifted following cases of a seasonal vomiting virus. The Norovirus stomach bug causes nausea and diarrhoea and is very easily spread from person to person.

VISITING restrictions to two wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been lifted following cases of a seasonal vomiting virus.

The Norovirus stomach bug causes nausea and diarrhoea and is very easily spread from person to person. The spread of infection is easiest in places where group of people are in close proximity for reasonable amounts of time such as residential homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces.

The virus lasts around two days and no treatment is required, however, even after the symptoms have cleared up people may still carry the virus and infect others up to three days after their own symptoms have stopped.

Visiting to Docking and Gunthorpe wards had been restricted as a result of Norovirus.

Dr Judith Richards, Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said: “We are very grateful for people's patience and understanding about visiting restrictions. It is important that we protect our patients by restricting the chances of people spreading this infection.”