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Norovirus crisis at York Hospital easing
8:38am Monday 11th February 2013 in News
YORK Hospital expects its crisis over Norovirus infection to ease during this week but is still urging people to stay away if they can.
Six wards were closed yesterday and a further three were partially closed as staff acted to contain the outbreak.
On Friday, ten wards were affected, four of which were closed.
Chief nurse Libby MacManus said it was thought the outbreak had now peaked and expected the situation to improve in coming days. Forty-three beds were affected.
Doctors and nurses have also been hit by the illness, which originated outside the hospital. Other staff have had to cover their absences.
Ms MacManus urged anyone who felt unwell not to visit patients. The hospital went on “red alert” to deal with the crisis, and has rescheduled non-urgent operations.