Two wards closed at Colchester General Hospital after an outbreak of norovirus

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital - two wards are closed Colchester General Hospital - two wards are closed

TWO wards have been shut at Colchester General Hospital due to an outbreak of norovirus.

Tiptree and Peldon wards, where elderly patients are cared for, have been closed to new admissions along with one bay of the contingency ward, Easthorpe.

Heather Dakin, senior infection control nurse, said there were currently about a dozen patients with symptoms.

They will continue to be cared for in the usual way with extra precautions being taken to ensure the virus is not passed from patient to patient.

Mrs Dakin appealed for anyone who has had diarrhoea or vomiting within the last 48 hours to stay away from hospital so the illness is not imported to other patients.

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10:51pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

It always comes from outside .....
It always comes from outside ..... Reginald47
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6:26am Sat 29 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Reginald47 wrote:
It always comes from outside .....
I see the new cleaning contracts have come on well then.
The place is too big to control and contain
it should haver been allowed to get to such a size.
What was needed in the borough, was several hospitals the size of the Oaks Private Hospital specializing in certain areas, not it all bunched into one giant white elephant.
Thank you Labour and your quango isms that gave us this situation.
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: It always comes from outside .....[/p][/quote]I see the new cleaning contracts have come on well then. The place is too big to control and contain it should haver been allowed to get to such a size. What was needed in the borough, was several hospitals the size of the Oaks Private Hospital specializing in certain areas, not it all bunched into one giant white elephant. Thank you Labour and your quango isms that gave us this situation. A Very Private Gentleman
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