Gloucestershire hospitals dissuade visitors due to bugs

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Visitors are being urged to avoid both Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General hospitals as staff try to stop the spread of a number of illnesses.

Health bosses said it was a precautionary measure to tackle a diarrhoea and vomiting bug along with flu-like infections.

A number of wards at both hospitals are said to be affected and the situation is being reviewed daily.

A spokesman said the restrictions were needed to protect vulnerable patients.

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