All PRUH wards open to visitors

23 October 2017 - Please help us to prevent the spread of norovirus at the hospital

Exterior of the front of Princess Royal University Hospital

Visiting restrictions at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) have now been lifted and normal visiting hours have resumed.

Norovirus is in the community

We know there are cases of norovirus in the local community so please do not come to the hospital if you are experiencing diarrhoea and/or vomiting, or have recently come into contact with anyone who has.

Norovirus symptoms usually last for between 24 and 48 hours, and most people recover very quickly. If you have symptoms, it is best to stay at home, rest and drink plenty of fluids. If you are still unwell after four or five days, you should speak to your GP or call the NHS helpline on 111.

Visiting our hospitals

If you are coming to the hospital, as a patient or visitor, please make sure you clean your hands thoroughly with soap and water on entering and leaving wards. Alcohol hand gel does not kill norovirus.

Further information about Norovirus

Please see our Infection Control page for more information.


For further information please contact:
Karen Welsh
Acting Head of Communications
karen.welsh2@nhs.net
Extension: +44 (0)20 3299 3850