27 Jan 2020, 1 p.m.

Visiting restrictions across our hospitals

As a precautionary measure, members of the public are being asked not to visit relatives and friends on Ward 8B at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital today.

The temporary visiting restrictions are designed to protect patients, to control the spread of the illness, and to limit the number of people moving in and out of the affected wards.

Exceptions can be made for relatives visiting on compassionate grounds. These visitors are asked to call ahead, or speak to a member of staff on entering the ward.

The visiting restrictions will be reviewed every day and lifted as soon as possible.

  • Do not visit healthcare facilities, like hospitals, if you have had diarrhoea or vomiting or cold or flu like symptoms
  • If you are a patient due to have a planned stay in hospital and you develop diarrhoea and/or vomiting just before you are due to come in, please inform the ward / department to let them know. They can advise you whether it is safe for you to come into hospital
  • If you have flu or flu-like symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, myalgia or fever, please do not to visit until you are better.

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