Medics in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are asking people with cold or flu like symptoms not to visit patients in hospital.
Dr Emilia Crighton, deputy director of public health said: "Influenza is more than a bad cold and even young healthy people can feel unwell with flu for a week or more.
“We would urge anyone who has experienced any flu symptoms within the last forty-eight hours not to visit hospital as it could be passed on to patients who are already very unwell.
"If you are well enough to visit, please remember to keep your hands clean by washing and using antibacterial gel. Clean hands are the best way to stop spreading infection."
Our hospitals are experiencing the usual winter pressures. Therefore we are urging patients to attend the most appropriate service for their healthcare needs.
We have a range of out of hours support available for patients, including pharmacies, our GP Out of Hours service, which is fully staffed and operational and our Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) which will be extended with the addition of the West Glasgow MIU which opens on January 3rd.
For more information, please visit www.nhsggc.org.uk
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