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Visiting restrictions lifted on Gilwern Ward at Hereford County Hospital

Press release – April 15 2019

2019/014

Visiting restrictions on Gilwern ward have been lifted at Hereford County Hospital.

The Trust closed the ward to visitors following a confirmed case of norovirus at the end of last week.

However, 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 thanks all patients and visitors for their understanding during this period – the 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 £180 million, we employ 3,000 members of 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:

For further information please contact:
John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Fiona Gurney, Communications Assistant 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

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

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

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