KING'S LYNN: Hospital visiting banned again after another norovirus outbreak

PUBLISHED: 10:24 31 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:59 02 June 2010

VISITING is banned to all wards at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King s Lynn following another outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.

The new outbreak began on Friday, just 24 hours after the hospital was given the all-clear following a quarant

VISITING is banned to all wards at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn following another outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.

The new outbreak began on Friday, just 24 hours after the hospital was given the all-clear following a quarantine period after a previous outbreak.

The wards affected, and consequently closed to new admissions, are Terrington, a 34-bed short stay and acute medical ward, Marham, a 33-bed respiratory ward, and Necton, a 34-bed acute care of the elderly ward.

As of yesterday (Monday) 15 patients have the diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms of norovirus plus a total of nine staff.

The latest outbreak is the fourth to affect the hospital since the beginning of last December.

Outpatient clinics, accident and emergency and the day surgery centre all continue to function as normal.

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