PRUH wards reopen to visitors

25 November 2016 - 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:

When you visit

A maximum of two visitors will be allowed to visit a patient at any one time – this is limited to close family and friends only. Please do not bring children to visit patients at this time. Additionally, immuno-compromised people and those who have experienced symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting during the last three days should not visit.

We kindly request that visitors wash their hands on entering and leaving the ward, and when entering and leaving the main hospital. Hand washing sinks have been provided at the main entrance to the hospital.

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.

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.

For further information please contact:
Ellie Morton
Senior Communications Officer
Extension: +44 (0)20 3299 4139