Hospital recovers after virus outbreak
PUBLISHED: 10:12 20 January 2015 | UPDATED: 10:12 20 January 2015
ALL wards at Weston General Hospital have reopened following a near three-week battle against norovirus.
Kewstoke, Berrow and Uphill wards were closed to new admissions at the start of the month as hospital staff looked to prevent the highly-contagious vomiting bug spreading any further.
The move meant the hospital had fewer beds to transfer patients to from the emergency department, meaning one in five patients had to wait more than the recommended four hours for treatment.
However Berrow and Uphill wards reopened on Wednesday and Kewstoke is now up and running again too.
Weston Area Health NHS Trust and North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group are urging patients to stay away from hospital if they have suffered vomiting or diarrhoea in the previous 48 hours to prevent the virus disrupting services again.