Press release – 10 May 2019
Visiting restrictions on Frome Ward at Hereford County Hospital have been lifted
The Trust closed the ward to visitors following confirmed cases of norovirus earlier this week.
Alison Johnson, consultant microbiologist at Hereford County Hospital, said: “It still remains very important that relatives, carers or anyone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting do not visit the wards or any areas of our hospitals until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours.
“Visitors to all areas of the hospital are requested to practice good hand hygiene and use the alcohol gels available in all wards/departments in order to prevent any further spread of infection”.
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.
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.