YORK Hospital has lifted visitor restrictions imposed after an outbreak of norovirus.

Most visitors were banned from visiting the hospital, with some exceptions, in rules introduced at the end of January in order to contain the virus .

Beverley Geary, Chief Nurse at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We would like to thank our staff, patients and visitors for their patience and understanding during the last few days.

“Until the restrictions are lifted in full, we are asking that no young children are brought into the hospital for visiting purposes, and we would ask visitors to adhere to good hand hygiene. Always wash your hands with soap and water before entering and leaving the ward."

Ward 35 remains closed and will continue with essential visits only.

If you would like more information about norovirus please visit www.nhs.uk