September 27th, 2016

Residents given ‘stay at home’ norovirus warning

Updated: 11:14 am, May 07, 2015

RESIDENTS with norovirus symptoms are being urged to stay at home rather than visit their hospital or GP’s surgery.

The NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group has called on those with a sudden onset of projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea to call NHS 111 for advice.

Jo Galloway, executive nurse for quality and patient safety, said: “Those with symptoms of norovirus will probably feel very unwell for a couple of days but will get better.

“However, it could cause further health complications for patients already ill in hospital, making it vital that the virus is not introduced into the hospital environment.”