Two wards at West Suffolk Hospital close due to norovirus

TWO wards at West Suffolk Hospital have been closed to new admissions after several patients showed symptoms of the highly contagious norovirus.

Ward F10 was closed on Sunday after 13 patients showed symptoms of the diarrhoea and vomiting virus.

Another three patients have also shown symptoms on ward G4 which was closed this morning.

Staff are carrying out advanced cleaning and ensuring affected patients are not transferred around the hospital in an attempt to stop the illness from spreading.

Anyone visiting the ward is advised to make sure they wash their hands both on arrival and when the leave the hospital.

For more see Friday’s Bury Free Press