Press release – January 11 2018
Visiting restrictions at Leominster Community Hospital have been lifted. The restrictions had been put in place following an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting (caused by Norovirus).
It still remains very important that any visitors 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 wishes to thank all patients and visitors for their understanding during this period and to emphasise that these restrictions were put in place to protect our patients, as part of a zero tolerance approach to healthcare associated infections.
Note to editors:
Wye Valley NHS Trust is a 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 £180 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 the Trust communication team on 01432 372928 or 01432 355444 ext 5105.