Queen Elizabeth Hospital asking people with vomiting or diarrhoea to stay away

The QEH is experiencing a surge in patients. Picture: Ian Burt

The QEH is experiencing a surge in patients. Picture: Ian Burt

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A Norfolk hospital is urging people not to attend if are experiencing vomiting or diarrhoea.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn says it is currently experiencing a “surge” in patients turning up with symptoms of Norovirus and c.Difficile infections.

Ciara Moore, the hospital’s chief operating officer, said: “Looking after patients with suspected norovirus and c.Difficile infections means we sometimes have to close areas to stop the viruses spreading, this naturally puts the hospital under increased pressure.

“Any support that visitors and the general public can give in preventing more cases by washing hands properly, not bringing food into hospital and not visiting if they have been poorly in the previous 72 hours will be a significant help.

People who are experiencing these symptoms, who are otherwise healthy, should stay at home. If concerned, they should call their doctor.

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