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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Statement on Diarrhoea and Vomiting

December 19, 2007 5:03 PM

Two wards remain temporarily closed to new admissions at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, five wards are now temporarily closed at the Southern General Hospital and six wards at the Victoria Infirmary have also temporarily suspended admissions.
However, Stobhill Hospital has now reopened all its wards and is fully operational.
Each of the hospitals are being closely monitored.   Ward staff and infection control teams have put additional measures in place to limit the spread of this particular infection.
It must be stressed however that all NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospitals continue to admit patients in other areas, including emergencies.
Tom Walsh, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Infection Control Manager, said: “We continue to monitor this fluctuating situation closely, and we are doing all that we can to prevent the further spread of the virus.
“But because this type of infection is common in the community, we also have to rely on visitors and others for help too. We are urging visitors to restrict the number of people around patients’ beds to only two and anyone who has experienced any symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting within the last forty-eight hours not to visit the hospital.
“We are also reminding visitors of the importance of hand hygiene when entering and leaving hospital premises.”
ENDS
For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429.

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