PRUH wards reopen to visitors

Norovirus is still in the local community – please note the extra precautions we have put in place at the hospital

Exterior of the front of Princess Royal University Hospital

We have taken the decision to reopen wards to visitors at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH).

There are still a small number of inpatients who currently have Norovirus symptoms (vomiting and/or diarrhoea), and we know there are cases in the local community, so we are taking extra precautions and asking visitors to follow the protocols we have put in place.

Children

A number of local schools and nurseries have reported cases of Norovirus. To prevent the virus from being brought into the hospital we are asking parents to refrain from bringing children when visiting. We appreciate this may be difficult but it is for the safety and wellbeing of our patients.

Children who have appointments at the PRUH should attend as normal if they are free from Norovirus symptoms.

When you visit

A maximum of two visitors will be allowed to visit a patient at any one time – please do not bring children to visit patients at this time.

You will be required to wash your hands on entering and leaving the ward.

Maternity services

The Labour Ward and Oasis Birth Centre are unaffected by Norovirus and remain open. Women due to give birth at the hospital can attend as normal.

Infant feeding parent education classes and Oasis Birth Unit tours have recommenced.

Outpatient appointments

If you have an outpatient appointment at the PRUH and are free of Norovirus symptoms, please attend as normal.

Planned operations

If you have experienced Norovirus symptoms in the last 72 hours please inform the surgical admissions department – their phone number will be on your hospital letter.

Thank you for your patience

We know this has been a difficult time for patients and their loved-ones, but thank you for your patience and for helping us control the spread of Norovirus.