Now Playing: Erasure - A Little RespectAmazon

Listen Live Twitter Facebook
On Air: Hometime with James Dundon
Suggested articles

Hospitals Could Be Returned To NHS

Peninsula Community Healthcare admits it is in talks with NHS Trust

Hospital Promises 'No Redundancies' As Private Company Brought In

600 staff will transfer to private company Mitie in bid to save money

Most read

Cornish Rescues On Busy Sunday

Unconscious woman airlifted to hospital from Cornish beach

Beach Warning App Launched

Alerts will warn when beaches are polluted - and reveal how often it happens

Four Wards Shut by Bug at Hospital

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Article image

7:02am 13th April 2012

Pirate FM has learnt four wards at the Royal Cornwall hospital are shut because of a sickness bug.

Visitors are being told to stay away from Treliske or ring the wards first, in a bid to stop Norovirus from spreading.

Bosses at the Royal Cornwall say outpatient appointments and surgery are still going ahead, but anyone who has had symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting or has been in contact with anyone with these symptoms, should avoid visiting any hospital until at least 48 hours after their symptoms have gone.

Joint Director for Infection Prevention and Control, Louise Dickinson, said, "Although the increase in Norovirus is later in the year than we would normally expect, it's not unusual to see higher levels in the community after a holiday period when people tend to do more socialising and travelling around. It is important for us to respond quickly when it is brought into our hospitals to minimise any disruption and we hope visitors will support our request for them to stay away unless there are exceptional circumstances".

She added, "Norovirus is generally mild and people usually recover fully within 2-3 days; there are no long term effects that result from being infected. Good hygiene is important in preventing others from becoming infected and this includes thorough hand washing using soap and warm water, as alcohol hand gels will not kill the virus".

You can find a symptom checker with advice about what to do if you go down with it here.

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Top articles

Swim Safety Campaign Launches

Cornwall News: One in five children has come close to drowning in the sea.

'Dirty Diesel' Drivers Face New Tax In Cities

National News: Drivers of diesel vehicles face having to pay more in taxes and levies as cities around the UK strive to cut air pollution.

VIDEO: New Hobbit Trailer Released

Showbiz News: Glimpse of the final movie in the trilogy

No Peace With Israeli PM's Short-Term Tactics

World News: Charismatic, enigmatic, he's Israel's longest serving prime minister and faces no serious political challenger.

Nigerian Weightlifter Fails Drugs Test

Sports News: Nigeria's weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test at the Commonwealth Games.

Creepy Dolls Woman 'Embarrassed' By Furore

Strange News: A woman who left dolls outside young girls' houses, "terrifying" the local community, is mortified her well-meaning gesture was misconstrued, police in California have said.

Newer article

Cornishman Pleads Guilty to GBH Over Blinding Attack

Cornwall News: Hayle mum of two Tina Nash lost her sight after an horrific attack

Older article

Cornish Cliff Rescue Captured on Video

Cornwall News: See the moment a woman is airlifted from cliffs at Porthcurno


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.