Broomfield hospital closes two wards following virus outbreak

PUBLISHED: 09:01 24 December 2009 | UPDATED: 07:29 30 May 2010

MEMBERS of the public are being asked to think before they visit Broomfield Hospital if they have been unwell with diarrhoea and vomiting as there an outbreak of the norovirus has closed two of the wards. Director of infection prevention at control at mid

MEMBERS of the public are being asked to think before they visit Broomfield Hospital if they have been unwell with diarrhoea and vomiting as there an outbreak of the norovirus has closed two of the wards.

Director of infection prevention at control at mid Essex Hospitals, Dr Louise Teare, said: "Due to an outbreak of norovirus we have temporarily closed wards B11 and B12 at Broomfield Hospital to new admissions. We know that this virus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is brought into the hospital from the community so we are asking people to help us by not visiting if they are unwell with this virus or until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.

"People should also stay away if they have been in contact recently with anyone that has the virus.

"Our main objective is to try and prevent infections being brought into the hospital and we need the publics' help to do this.


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