Wards stay closed at York Hospital

FIVE wards were still closed at York Hospital yesterday after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

Ten wards were originally affected by the bug last Friday, with four being closed in an attempt to prevent it spreading.

The hospital said the situation was “beginning to settle down in some areas” and two wards may reopen today.

Visiting times on the affected wards are still restricted and the hospital is continuing to urge people who have been unwell not to visit until they have been free of symptoms for at least 48 hours.

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8:06pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Pastiche530/4 says...

This same thing happens everytime there is a Norovirus outbreak. I know it is harse but why don't they stop all visitors and then it will only take a few days to get rid of the illness. No matter how many times they tell people not to visit when they are unwell, they still do. I am sure they don't realise the problems this can cause to patients, especially the elderly more so when they are probably very ill to start with. People visiting when they aren't well just undoes all the good work the nursing staff do to try and contain the epidemic.
This same thing happens everytime there is a Norovirus outbreak. I know it is harse but why don't they stop all visitors and then it will only take a few days to get rid of the illness. No matter how many times they tell people not to visit when they are unwell, they still do. I am sure they don't realise the problems this can cause to patients, especially the elderly more so when they are probably very ill to start with. People visiting when they aren't well just undoes all the good work the nursing staff do to try and contain the epidemic. Pastiche530/4
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5:02am Fri 15 Feb 13

York1900 says...

When my sister is in hospital her 5 year old grandson tell us all to use the gel at the door and then before we go in to the ward and then again before we go in to the bay my sister is he as done this since he was 2 years old and he do's the same on the way out as well
The number of people who just walk past these gel dispensers is beyond beleaf with out using them

people do not seem to get that they carry germs in to hospitals and carry them out with them on there hands and any thing that as come in to contact with the patient

No wonder Hospitals can never win
The only way they could maybe win is to close the hospital to all visitors when they have an outbreak
When my sister is in hospital her 5 year old grandson tell us all to use the gel at the door and then before we go in to the ward and then again before we go in to the bay my sister is he as done this since he was 2 years old and he do's the same on the way out as well The number of people who just walk past these gel dispensers is beyond beleaf with out using them people do not seem to get that they carry germs in to hospitals and carry them out with them on there hands and any thing that as come in to contact with the patient No wonder Hospitals can never win The only way they could maybe win is to close the hospital to all visitors when they have an outbreak York1900
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