Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Norovirus Advice

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

9:17am 15th December 2014
(Updated 9:17am 15th December 2014)

We are being asked to call before we visit two Cornish hospitals.

Health bosses want to stop Norovirus sweeping through the West Cornwall in Penzance and Treliske.

They say just close family or friends should visit ... and no children.  

Outpatients clinics are not affected but anyone with symptoms of the sickness bug is asked to stay away.

Consultant Nurse and Joint Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Louise Dickinson, said: "We know there are currently high levels of the Norovirus bug, which causes sickness and diarrhoea, in the community and have seen an increase in the number of patients with symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting .  It is important for us to respond quickly when Norovirus is brought into our hospitals in order to minimise disruption as it can spread easily and rapidly.  We are not putting a stop on visiting but are asking all visitors to ring the ward they wish to visit for advice before setting out and hope they will support our request for help."

Louise added: "We would ask that visiting is kept to close family and friends, who can keep their wider family and friends informed about the wellbeing of the person in hospital. Young children should also avoid visiting."

Outpatient clinics are not affected but anyone who has had symptoms of diarrhoea and/ or vomiting, or has been in contact with anyone with these symptoms, should avoid coming to hospital until at least 48 hours after their symptoms have gone.  Patients will be contacted personally if there is any need to change a planned appointment.

In most cases, Norovirus is generally mild and people will usually recover fully within two to three days. Good hygiene is important in preventing others from becoming infected - this includes thorough hand washing using soap and warm water, as alcohol hand gels will not kill the virus.  

More information on Norovirus can be found on the NHS Choices website.

9:17am 15th December 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
norovirus

WATCH: 'Influx' Of Children With Norovirus At Treliske

Cornwall hospital issues advice for worried mums and dads

health

Families Urged To Avoid Two Cornish Hospitals After Norovirus Outbreak

Health officials are asking people to phone wards instead

Most read
coastguard helicopter

UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

will young

WATCH: Bodmin's Will Young "Declines" Strictly Group Dance

Singer has apparently refused to appear on the final show

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies at 93

National News: Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies at 93

Showbiz News: Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93.

Brother of slain social media star Qandeel Baloch charged with her murder

World News: A Pakistani court has charged the brother of a social media star with her murder.

Thomas Bjorn to captain Europe's Ryder Cup team in 2018

Sports News: Thomas Bjorn has been announced as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the next contest in France in 2018.

Goat goes on the rampage and attacks pensioner named Billy

Strange News: A pensioner had to be dragged to safety inside a shop after an angry goat went on the rampage down a main street of a quiet town.

Newer article

VIDEO: What Time Is The Coca Cola Truck Coming To Looe?

Cornwall News: Everything you need to know about the iconic truck's visit to Cornwall

Older article

Christmas Fraud Warning

Cornwall News: Cornwall urged to be on the lookout for counterfeit goods

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.