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WINTER VOMITTING - SOUTH GLASGOW UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

November 28, 2003 3:42 PM

Two wards at the Victoria Infirmary reopened to admissions today following an outbreak of the Winter Vomiting Virus.  5 patients at the Victoria Infirmary and 11 patients at the Mansionhouse Unit are currently showing symptoms.

One ward at the Victoria Infirmary and 4 wards at the Mansionhouse Unit remain closed to new admissions today due to the Winter Vomiting Virus.

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 24 November 2003.  One Ward at the Victoria Infirmary re-opened to new admissions on Tuesday 25 November 2003 while another Ward was closed to new admissions.  One Ward at the Victoria Infirmary and one ward at the Mansionhouse Unit re-opened to new admissions on Thursday 27 November 2003.  Two Wards at the Victoria Infirmary re-opened to new admissions today.  One Ward at the Victoria Infirmary, not previously affected, was closed to new admissions.

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

The Mansionhouse Unit is a 220 bed hospital which provides assessment, rehabilitation and continuing care, mainly for elderly people.

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