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Another Cornish Hospital Ward Closed

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2:56pm 22nd February 2012

A second ward at West Cornwall hospital is closed to new admissions.

It is because of an outbreak of norovirus at Penzance.

Another ward is being refurbished.

At Treliske, Wheal Agar is still shut amid allegations over a patient's care.

Joe McKenna from Health Initiative Cornwall is calling it disappointing: "You do your level best not to get virus infections, but they do arise. If somebody lived next door to the West Cornwall hospital, they can't be admitted if they need a bed. I think the big, real question mark is 'why is Wheal Agar ward still closed?' Indeed, why was it actually closed in the first place?

"Well, I'm not quite sure how long it takes to interview nurses, but the days are going past and we would have really expected that ward to be open. Particularly, more so now that we've got the only viable ward at West Cornwall being closed to new admissions."

A spokesperson for Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust insists the ward at West Cornwall hospital is only closed temporarily:

A statement said: "We have been vigilant in our care of patients with symptoms of sickness and diarrhoea and although we have seen sporadic cases over recent weeks, we have been able to avoid any widespread restrictions on admissions to our wards.

"Where the ward layout allows we will isolate single bay areas but it may be necessary to close a ward to new admissions until any affected individuals have been symptom free for at least 48-72 hours."

People are being urged to contact the ward before visiting relatives.

Bosses say they can not comment on the closure of Wheal Agar ward while an investigation is ongoing.

2:56pm 22nd February 2012

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