Wednesday, August 10, 2022
In BriefSickness bug closes wards on Glasgow hospital

Sickness bug closes wards on Glasgow hospital

FOUR wards at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Glasgow after a suspected outbreak of Norovirus.

They are not admitting new patients due to an increase in the number of patients with diarrhoea and vomiting.

Across the wards a total of 26 patients are showing symptoms of the virus.  None of the patients affected are giving cause for concern as a result of the diarrhoea and vomiting.

Dr Teresa Inkster, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Norovirus is particularly prevalent at this time of year and it’s not unusual to see this type of virus in the community and also in healthcare settings.

“We will continue to monitor this situation closely and strict infection control measures are in place.

“We are also urging any visitors who have experienced any symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting within the last forty-eight hours not to visit the hospital.

“It is important to remember that this virus is extremely common in the wider community and therefore we would like to remind hospital visitors of the importance of hand hygiene when entering and leaving hospital premises.”

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