Gloucestershire Royal Hospital visiting ban extended

A ban has been extended on visitors to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital because of an outbreak of the norovirus "winter vomiting" bug.

People were asked not to visit relatives and friends on 10 November, after several wards became affected.

NHS bosses said the situation at the hospital in Gloucester would be reassessed on Wednesday.

Maternity wards are not affected by the restrictions, and children's wards are restricted to parents and carers.

Director of nursing Maggie Arnold said: "This is a precautionary measure and good infection control practice to protect patients and control the spread of the illness.

"I hope that families and friends will understand why we are asking them not to visit for this short period."

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