Wards at Maidstone Hospital partly reopen after norovirus outbreak
Norovirus closed wards at
Hospital bosses are set to cautiously lift temporary
visiting restrictions at five wards closed due to winter vomiting
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is to lift the bar on
visitors this afternoon at Maidstone Hospital.
But some bays within wards will still be closed and managers
are warning visitors not to bring children - and to stay
away if they have any symptoms.
The bays that remain closed are: Jonathan Saunders –
bay B; Cornwallis – bay A; Acute Stroke Unit – bays B and
D; Chaucer – bays C and D
and Mercer – bays C
Dr Sara Mumford, director of infection prevention and
control, said: "Visiting at Maidstone Hospital had been
temporarily stopped following cases of norovirus.
"We are very grateful for everyone's co-operation and
understanding during the closure.
"Normal visiting hours are back in place from this afternoon,
however, we would urge anyone feeling unwell still not to come into
the hospital to visit patients, and not to bring children."
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