Hospital visiting hours back to normal after norovirus

PUBLISHED: 10:06 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41 04 April 2018

Weston General Hospital.

Weston General Hospital.

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A restriction on visiting hours due to a norovirus outbreak at Weston General Hospital has been lifted.

The highly-contagious bug can cause sickness and diarrhoea for sufferers and times to see patients was reduced over the winter to try to prevent it spreading.

Hospitals are particularly prone to outbreaks and visiting restrictions designed to limit the risk of it were put in place throughout the winter.

However, Weston Area Health NHS Trust chiefs announced today (Wednesday) normal visiting hours would now be in operation.

Visiting hours for most wards are 2.30-4.30pm and 6.30-8.30pm.

MORE: Weston General Hospital opens £1.5million endoscopy unit.

Several parts of the hospital have had to close at points over the winter after norovirus was detected.

People with the seasonal illness were told to keep away from hospitals until symptoms had subsided for at least 48 hours.

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