Ward reopens at Scunthorpe hospital after norovirus outbreak

Ward 24 at Scunthorpe hospital has reopened to new admissions.

Monday, 1st June 2015, 12:26 pm
Scunthorpe General Hospital

The ward was closed on May 20 following an outbreak of norovirus. Staff have worked hard to control the issue and a deep clean has taken place.

Visitors and staff who have been suffering from diarrhoea and/or vomiting are urged not to come to the hospital until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

Advice to follow if you are affected:

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· Follow good hygiene measures, including thorough hand washing, particularly after visiting the toilet

· Where possible, stay away from school or work until 48 hours after symptoms have stopped

· Drink plenty of fluids and rest to prevent dehydration

· Make sure that any surface contaminated by vomit or faeces is thoroughly disinfected after an episode of illness

· If symptoms worsen or persist for more than 48 hours, contact your family doctor or take advice from NHS 111.