By David Newble
Monday, March 10, 2014
A HOSPITAL ward on the Isle of Wight has been closed today (Monday) due to a suspected norovirus outbreak.
Bosses at St Mary's Hospital took the decision to close Colwell Ward following reports of vomiting and diarrhoea during the past 24 hours.
An Isle of Wight NHS Trust spokesman said the bug was usually brought into hospital by unwell patients or visitors.
The closure will be reviewed in the next 48 hours.
Outpatient appointments and clinics are not affected and patients should attend as normal.
However, anyone planning to visit Colwell Ward should only do so if it is essential and all visits will be at the discretion of ward staff.
Children and elderly or vulnerable adults, such as those with long term health conditions, should not visit.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.
By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.
Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.
IWCP v4.0 © Isle of Wight County Press 2011. All Rights Reserved. Web Design By Matrix Create.
Contact Us | Disclaimer
| Cookies | Links | Sitemap
Isle of Wight County Press Ltd. Registered office: Brannon House, 123 Pyle Street,
Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1ST. Registered in England. Registered number: 1342243.