KING'S LYNN: Queen Elizabeth Hospital visiting ban lifted after latest norovirus outbreak

THE visiting ban at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King s Lynn has been lifted. Hospital wards, which were closed to visitors after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug last week, all re-opened yesterday apart from the West Raynham ward.But the hospit

THE visiting ban at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn has been lifted.

Hospital wards, which were closed to visitors after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug last week, all re-opened yesterday apart from the West Raynham ward.

But the hospital urged any visitors showing symptoms of the bug to stay away.

The hospital has been hit by a series of outbreaks of norovirus in recent months.


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An outbreak on March 12 saw the hospital closed to visitors for 12 days. Last week's outbreak came just four days after the ban had been lifted.

A hospital spokesman said, "If anyone wishing to visit has been in contact with diarrhoea or vomiting within the past 48 hours, or if they feel at all nauseous themselves, they should stay away from the hospital for the sake of their loved ones and other patients.

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"We would like to thank the families and friends of our patients for co-operating while we dealt with the latest outbreak.

"We are extremely reluctant to ban visiting but it is the most effective way of limiting the spread of this particularly nasty illness, which remains widespread in the community."

The West Raynham ward remains closed to both visitors and new admissions as some patients are still showing symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting.

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