NOROVIRUS: Ward at Salisbury District Hospital affected

NOROVIRUS: Ward at Salisbury District Hospital affected

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:05pm 22nd May 2019.

Visiting is being restricted to Pitton Ward at the Odstock site, following an infection outbreak.

A highly contagious stomach bug's been reported on the ward at SDH, which is causing diarrhoea and vomiting for patients.

As a result, the NHS Foundation Trust is asking for out help to prevent the spread of the illness further into the community.

They've said visiting to Pitton ward is restricted to close family and friends only.

Salisbury District Hospital - SDH - Entrance B (Mike Draper)
We're being asked to help Salisbury District Hospital in keeping the norovirus infection at bay


There's some tips from Salisbury District Hospital for visitors to help stop norovirus from becoming a more serious problem:

  • Ensure you wash your hands with soap and water before and after visiting wards
  • Alcohol gel alone is not effective against norovirus
  • To reduce spread of norovirus, do not visit other areas in the hospital after your visit
  • Please do not visit if you or other members of your household have had diarrhoea and/or vomiting within the past 48 hours - please delay coming into hospital until you are better
  • Follow any other instructions given to you by staff
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Ward directly on 01722 336262 ext 4660
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