Wards reopen at hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:42 14 January 2015 | UPDATED: 15:09 14 January 2015

Weston General Hospital's inspection was delayed.

Weston General Hospital's inspection was delayed.

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TWO wards at Weston General Hospital have reopened following a norovirus outbreak, however one remains closed as the virus' impact continues to affect health services.

Uphill and Berrow wards were given the all-clear this morning (Wednesday), but admission to Kewstoke ward is still prevented.

The changes mean Ashcombe maternity unit is back up to its full compliment of 12 beds, having previously been taking some female emergency patients.

Despite the positive steps, Weston Area Health NHS Trust continues to ask people to only attend the hospital in case of absolute emergency. Anyone who is suffering from vomiting and/or diarrhoea should stay away until symptoms have stopped for 48 hours.

In line with the Mercury’s Help The NHS, Help You message, WAHT wants to remind people that GP surgeries, pharmacists and NHS111 are best placed to deal with more trivial illnesses.

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