Hospital bug visitor restriction to be reviewed

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The DECISION not to allow visiting to adult in-patient wards at Chesterfield Royal Hospital after a Norovirus outbreak has started to pay off.

The hospital, at Calow, was forced to close wards to visitors for the second time in two months on Monday, March 12, after the latest outbreak of the contagious, winter vomiting bug. 

The bug remains active on four wards instead of the original eight and whilst all wards will remain closed to visitors for the time being a review will take place on Wednesday, March 21, to determine if the restriction can be lifted.

Chief Nurse Alfonzo Tramontano said: “We understand how difficult this has been for patients and relatives.

“We thank them and the local community for their continued patience and understanding.  We are beginning to break the cycle of this illness and we hope to open to visitors again as soon as we can.”

For up-dates visit www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk. The trust also continues to keep its website and social networks updated with the latest news and developments. 

In the past few weeks thousands of local people have used the information videos on You Tube to find out more about Norovirus and the decision to close to visitors. 

The Royal’s channel can also be found at www.youtube.com/thechesterfieldroyal.