Wards given all clear at James Paget

THE James Paget University Hospital has overcome an outbreak of the stomach bug norovirus. Last week the Mercury reported that four wards had been affected by the bug, more commonly known as the winter vomiting virus, and were closed to new admissions.

THE James Paget University Hospital has overcome an outbreak of the stomach bug norovirus.

Last week the Mercury reported that four wards had been affected by the bug, more commonly known as the winter vomiting virus, and were closed to new admissions.

Three wards were opened last Thursday and the remaining ward opened at the weekend.

Linda Hawtin, matron for infection control said “We continue to ask patients and all our visitors to be extra vigilant. Please do not visit the hospital if you have recently had symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting or have been in close contact with someone who has over the past two days.”

Meanwhile, a surge in emergency admissions resulted in the cancellation of 11 planned operations last week.