Sickness Hits Hospital Wards

Admission and discharge of patients are being restricted on five wards at the Royal Gwent Hospital due to an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

The affected wards are C5 West, D4 West, D3 East, B6 and B3. Rowan ward at County Hospital, Griffithstown, is also subject to the same restrictions.

Staff are allowing visitors provided they are not suffering from symptoms and have been symptom-free for 48 hours. Visitors are bieng urged to make sure their hands are clean, and to use the hand-cleansing dispensers available on the wards.