Welsh Hospitals On Alert As Norovirus Hits Wards
Hospitals in the Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have been put on the alert to watch out for patients or staff affected by a stomach virus.
All 13,000 staff have been warned they must be on ‘high alert’ for the bug after a number of outbreaks have been recorded across Cardiff.
Dr Ian Hosein, the Cardiff and Vale Trust’s director of infection prevention and control, has warned that the virus is highly infectious and could cause significant disruption unless staff take action to top any spread of the bug. It comes as the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport said it was currently restricting admission and discharge from five wards affected by the bug.
Visitors are being allowed onto the wards if they have not showed signs of the infection for 48 hours.