Ipswich: Sickness bug restricts visiting at Ipswich Hospital

RESTRICTIONS are today still in place for visitors at Ipswich Hospital after a sickness bug broke out last week.

People visiting to the trust in Heath Road are being asked to call ahead of coming into see loved ones in a bid to help halt the spread of the illness.

Siobhan Jordan, director of nursing and quality said: “The sickness and diarrhoea bug has continued to affect both inpatients and those coming into hospital.

“Visiting restrictions remain in place but are being reviewed on a daily basis.

“By limiting visiting our intention is to reduce spread within the hospital and also protect visitors.

“Where it is appropriate to have visitors I must ask that they ring in advance and maintain high standards of hand hygiene.

“In this instance it is imperative that everyone thoroughly washes their hands with soap and water.

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“We are most grateful for the support from visitors throughout this period and to the media in helping us to keep the community updated.”

The restrictions are expected to remain in place for the next few days.