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Help your hospital manage the winter vomiting bug

06 February 2019
Visiting hours are now being restricted to 15:00 to 17:00 and 18:30 and 20:00, but if it’s not absolutely necessary for you to come to hospital please stay away.

Children are being asked not to visit unless it is on compassionate grounds and if it has been agreed by the ward manager.  

Five wards are currently affected by symptoms of norovirus and measures are being taken to stop the spread of this highly contagious virus.

Anyone, with symptoms of norovirus (diarrhoea and vomiting) should not visit the hospital (including the food areas) until they have been free from symptoms for 48 hours. 

If you are unwell and require medical advice, please contact NHS 111 and only attend the hospital if advised or if it is an emergency.

Dr Ashley Shaw, medical director at Cambridge University Hospitals, said: “The hospital has a clear escalation plan for infection control and we go out to the public when we need their help to control the spread of infection.

“Having an increased number of patients with norovirus presents huge challenges around isolating infectious patients in a hospital that is already very busy.

“The public can play their part in helping us manage these outbreaks by staying away unless it is absolutely necessary to come to hospital."

More information on norovirus can be found on NHS.co.uk