Wards are still closed at hospital

North Tyneside General Hospital continues to be affected by a flu and norovirus outbreak.

Thursday, 11th January 2018, 8:45 am
Updated Thursday, 11th January 2018, 8:45 am
North Tyneside General Hospital

Wards 5, 12, 15 and 22 were closed yesterday and not open to visitors.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, on its website, states: ‘We know not being able to visit a relative or loved one when they are sick is hard and are doing everything we can to allow as much access as is safe – we are hugely grateful for the support our staff have received from the public and ask that this understanding continues.

‘In areas where visiting is open please remain vigilant: wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water – not alcohol gel.

‘Please do not visit if you have any respiratory or flu-like symptoms or any of norovirus or you will only endanger yourself, our staff and your loved ones.’

Outpatient services are unaffected.

Visitor restrictions are partially lifted for unaffected wards – visiting will be permitted for one hour from 2pm to 3pm and limited to two visitors per bed. On affected wards, full restrictions will remain in place at all times.