KING'S LYNN: Queen Elizabeth Hospital closed to visitors due to norovirus outbreak
PUBLISHED: 12:45 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010
THE Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King s Lynn is closed to all visitors, with the exception of relatives of patients who are critically ill, due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.
Four patients on the hospital s Necton Ward have shown symptoms of no
THE Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn is closed to all visitors, with the exception of relatives of patients who are critically ill, due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.
Four patients on the hospital's Necton Ward have shown symptoms of norovirus.
The closure will continue over the weekend and be reviewed on Monday, although it is likely to be closed on Monday too.
The hospital remains open to outpatients and emergency admissions and patients booked for non-urgent operations will continue to be admitted.
However, patients due for admission for non-urgent procedures over the weekend or on Monday who develop the diarrhoea or vomiting symptoms associated with the winter vomiting virus, or who have close family members who develop these symptoms, must contact the hospital before coming in.
Any queries should be referred to the lead nurse for surgery, via the hospital switchboard on 01553 613613.
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