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Visiting restrictions lifted at County Hospital ward

Press release – February 17 2016

2017/012

Visiting restrictions lifted at County Hospital ward

Visiting restrictions on the Gilwern ward at Hereford County Hospital have been lifted. The restrictions had been put in place following an outbreak of Norovirus.

However, the hospital has reinforced the message that it is vital that anyone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting do not visit the hospital until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours.

Visitors are requested to practice good hand hygiene and use the alcohol gels available in all wards/departments.

Wye Valley NHS Trust thanks all patients and visitors for their understanding during this period and to emphasise that these restrictions were put in place to protect patients as part of the Trust’s zero tolerance approach to healthcare associated infections.

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Notes to Editors:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is the provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £160 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community

 

For further information please contact:


John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Amanda Millichip, Communications officer 01432 355444  ext. 5105.

 

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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