Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hit by norovirus outbreak

Arrowe Park Hospital
Image caption Restrictions have been imposed on three wards at Arrowe Park Hospital

Wards have been closed to visitors at two Wirral hospitals after an outbreak of the vomiting bug norovirus.

Restrictions have been imposed on wards 24, 28 and 38 at Arrowe Park and on a rehabilitation ward at Clatterbridge Hospital.

Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology has not been affected.

A spokesman for Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust said the wards were being monitored and would remain closed until further notice.

Ward 22 at Arrowe Park was closed to visitors but has since re-opened.

Norovirus is highly infectious and can last from 12 hours up to three days.

The main building of Arrowe Park Hospital was closed in July after an outbreak of the bug affected a number of wards and clinical areas.

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