Gloucestershire

Norovirus bug still affecting Cheltenham General Hospital

A visitor ban at Cheltenham General Hospital remains in place following an outbreak of norovirus last week.

A number of staff and patients at the hospital have contracted the illness, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

A hospital spokeswoman said following the visitor restrictions, the number of people affected had fallen.

She said Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester had been less affected by the bug.

Anyone who has had any symptoms of sickness, diarrhoea or flu-like symptoms is asked not to visit either hospital until free from them for at least 72 hours.

Outpatient appointments and visits to patients on compassionate grounds remain unaffected by the measures.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust runs Cheltenham General and Gloucester Royal.

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