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WINTER VOMITTING - SOUTH GLASGOW UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

November 25, 2003 4:42 PM

Three Wards at the Victoria Infirmary, 5 Wards at the Mansionhouse Unit and 1 Ward at the Southern General Hospital are today closed to new admissions due to the Winter Vomiting Virus.  One ward at the Victoria Infirmary today re-opened to admissions, although another ward at the Victoria Infirmary was closed to new admissions, thus leaving the total number of wards affected unchanged.

Seventeen patients at the Victoria Infirmary and 14 patients at the Mansionhouse Unit are currently showing symptoms.  No patients in the affected ward at the Southern General Hospital are currently showing symptoms.  The total of 31 patients currently showing symptoms is a reduction from the total of 38 patients showing symptoms yesterday.

As previously reported, a ward in the Victoria Infirmary was closed to new admissions on Tuesday 18 November and a second ward at the Victoria Infirmary and a ward at the Mansionhouse Unit were closed to new admissions on Thursday 20 November 2003.  A ward at the Victoria Infirmary and a ward at the Mansionhouse Unit were closed to new admissions over the weekend.  Three wards at the Mansionhouse Unit were closed to new admissions on Monday.  One Ward at the Victoria Infirmary re-opened to new admissions today, while another Ward was closed to new admissions.

A single ward at the Southern General Hospital was also closed to new admissions late on Sunday 23 November 2003.

The normal extra infection control precautions remain in place.

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For further information contact Gavin Barclay, Head of Administration on

0141 201 1257

Note to Editors

Differing descriptions of the Mansionhouse Unit have been used by various media.  For the record, the Mansionhouse Unit is a 220 bed hospital which provides assessment, rehabilitation and continuing care, mainly for elderly people.

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