Gilbert Bain Hospital virus ‘under control’

The Gilbert Bain Hospital’s outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting on Ward 1 is under control, according to a hospital spokeswoman, but the situation is still not back to normal after nearly a week.

The hospital has now had laboratory confirmation of norovirus for two of the patients who were originally affected, and two operations have been rescheduled because of the outbreak.

The spokeswoman said: “We are making decisions about individual admissions [to Ward 1] in order to manage the beds and ensure the safety of patients. This continues to be reviewed on a daily basis.

“Visiting to Ward 1 continues to be restricted, and anyone who was intending to visit the ward should phone first on (10595) 743035 before coming to the hospital.

“We would like to thank visitors for their continued patience and compliance with these precautions. The rest of the hospital is not affected by these precautions.”


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