Two more victims of the vomiting virus


A FUTHER two patients being treated at the RAH with diarrhoea and vomiting have sadly died.

Both patients died due to their underlying medical conditions although diarrhoea and vomiting was a contributory factor in one of the deaths.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Consultant microbiologist Dr Teresa Inkster said:  “Our deepest sympathies are with the families at this time.  Strict infection control measures are in place throughout the hospital and I would like to remind hospital visitors of the importance of hand hygiene when entering and leaving hospital premises.”

34 other patients show symptoms of the virus

“Norovirus is particularly prevalent virus common in the community and healthcare settings.  Typically it has a sudden onset and can spread quickly and therefore we would urge relatives and any visitors who have experienced any symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting within the last forty-eight hours not to visit the hospital.  We would also ask that visitors are restricted to close family and friends whenever possible due to the current situation.”

Two further wards are now not admitting patients due to an increase in the number of patients with diarrhoea and vomiting, thought to be Nororvirus bring the total number of wards affected to eight.

Thirty four patients are now showing symptoms of the virus.

Outwith the wards affected, the hospital continues to run as normal.  Patients who have outpatients appointments or have a planned hospital admission should attend these as normal.