Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

West Suffolk: Norovirus-hit ward at West Suffolk Hospital to reopen today

14:24 27 February 2014

Norovirus latest

Norovirus latest

Archant © 2006

One of the West Suffolk Hospital wards closed after an outbreak of the norovirus is expected to re-open today.

Both G5 and G3 wards were closed on Wednesday after the hospital said 21 patients had shown symptoms of the highly contagious diarrhoea and vomiting bug.

Today a spokeswoman said although there are still five affected patients on G3 and a further three in a closed bay on G8, G5 was set to reopen. She added that the situation was being monitored regularly and could change throughout the day.

Nichole Day, executive chief nurse at West Suffolk Hospital, said: “Norovirus is very infectious and every year there are cases in the community which transfer to the hospital. Because the virus has an incubation period of several days, people are often unaware that they are carrying it until after they have passed it on.

“We would advise anyone who has had diarrhoea or vomiting to stay away from the hospital for at least 72 hours after they have recovered, even if they feel better. Otherwise they run the risk of unknowingly passing the highly contagious illness on.”

2 comments

  • would like to know the exact time this ward "reopened" supposedly being safe- as my poor elderly relative was transferred to here in middle of last night he is very susceptable to infections already struggling to breathe or move and the things we have seen so far on this ward are disgusting in fact the way he has been dealt with since admission is beyond belief- and now guess what another outbreak ,and theyve shut the place again am very very unhappy, people should clearly have not been admitted in the brief 40 hr? window as it was not fit and certainly not clean enough for it people are supposed to get better not made ill and given more complications disgusted as am sure many other relatives.

    Report this comment

    pibley

    Sunday, March 2, 2014

  • would like to know the exact time this ward "reopened" supposedly being safe- as my poor elderly relative was transferred to here in middle of last night he is very susceptable to infections already struggling to breathe or move and the things we have seen so far on this ward are disgusting in fact the way he has been dealt with since admission is beyond belief- and now guess what another outbreak ,and theyve shut the place again am very very unhappy, people should clearly have not been admitted in the brief 40 hr? window as it was not fit and certainly not clean enough for it people are supposed to get better not made ill and given more complications disgusted as am sure many other relatives.

    Report this comment

    pibley

    Sunday, March 2, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

John Williams has decided to carve a tree stump on Eastgate Street in Bury St Edmunds.

Not many people would give up 200 hours of their life and ten weeks of work free of charge, but that is exactly what one retired Suffolk teacher is doing after coming across an “ugly” tree stump near his house.

The Suffolk Show 2015 - 
The grand parade.

The Suffolk Show has been a regular fixture on the calendars of generations of families and as this year’s event approaches, we thought we would test your knowledge of shows past and present.

Witham

People are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries in Witham and Braintree this week.

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock image.

Emergency services were called to a head-on crash in Ixworth Thorpe earlier this afternoon.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Mainline train services running through Manningtree experienced delays of up to 25 minutes this evening.

Holywells Park won a Civic Voice award

Holywells Park in Ipswich was one of just 11 renovation projects to scoop a national award today.

Images taken from drone footage of the River Alde, by David McArthur

Drone pilot David McArthur was “in the right place at the right time” when he shot these scenes over the River Alde last summer.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24