PRUH wards re-open to visitors

12 January 2018 - All visitors must wash their hands on entering the hospital

Exterior of the front of Princess Royal University Hospital

Following a reduction in the number of Norovirus cases at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), a decision has been taken to re-open to visitors with immediate effect. There are still a few isolated cases of Norovirus at the hospital so visiting restrictions apply in a small number of areas. Before visiting, please phone the ward (via the switchboard on 01689 683000) so you can be advised of any precautions.

We know there are still cases of Norovirus in the local community so anyone who has diarrhoea and/or vomiting are asked to stay away from the hospital for at least 48 hours after their symptoms have stopped.

On arrival at the hospital, all visitors will be required to wash their hands at the basins that have been set up in the main entrance.

The over the past 10 days we have been working hard to reduce the number of cases, and the temporary visiting restrictions have helped control the spread of the virus. We would like to thank our patients and their relatives for their patience and support while enhanced infection control measures have been in place.

Flu in the community

In addition to Norovirus, cases of flu continue to rise in the community. Anyone experiencing symptoms, which include a sore throat, fever and a cough, are asked to refrain from coming to the hospital.

For further information please contact:
Karen Welsh
Acting Head of Communications
Extension: +44 (0)20 3299 3850