Diarrhoea and vomiting closes ward at Scunthorpe General Hospital



A WARD at Scunthorpe General Hospital has been closed to due an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.
Ward 24 has been fully closed to new admissions and transfers. Patients from the ward will not be discharged to nursing or residential homes while they remain an infection risk.
The infection prevention and control team will review the situation daily and regular and frequent disinfection is being carried out on the ward to contain the outbreak.
Dr Peter Cowling, Trust consultant microbiologist, said: "This type of illness does come into the hospital from time to time, as in other... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 20
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