Ban remains on children visiting Royal Bolton

First published in News

CHILDREN remain banned from visiting the Royal Bolton Hospital and adults are still limited to two per bed as staff try to stop the spread of the winter vomiting bug.

It comes as all wards and bays that were closed to new admissions over the Christmas period because of the bug have re-opened.

The hospital has confirmed that the restricted visiting is a precautionary measure.

One ward is currently under observation with patients who have vomiting and diarrhoea, the main norovirus symptoms, but staff have so far managed to avoid an outbreak of the bug this winter.

Norovirus spreads rapidly in schools, hospitals, nurseries and nursing homes where there are a large number of people in close contact.

Across the UK, there has been an outbreak of the virus, leading to some hospitals being closed to new admissions.

People who have had the bug are advised not to go to hospitals or nursing homes until 48 hours has passed since they had symptoms.

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10:45am Thu 3 Jan 13

PDY says...

Has anybody taken the trouble to stop patients walking to the entrance for a cigarette. Have staff been stopped from going home in their uniforms? Is there a member of security making sure that ALL visitors and staff use the antiseptic sprays at the entrance to the hospital and all wards. Have they stopped all visitors from sitting on the beds, often wearing work clothes and even putting their feet on the covers.
ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD!!!!!!!!!
Has anybody taken the trouble to stop patients walking to the entrance for a cigarette. Have staff been stopped from going home in their uniforms? Is there a member of security making sure that ALL visitors and staff use the antiseptic sprays at the entrance to the hospital and all wards. Have they stopped all visitors from sitting on the beds, often wearing work clothes and even putting their feet on the covers. ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD!!!!!!!!! PDY
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11:41am Thu 3 Jan 13

underwater says...

Bugs will spread in any building that is overheated, hospitals ,schools ,libraries, any public bbuildings . Turn down the heat, open a few windows and the situation will improve.
Bugs will spread in any building that is overheated, hospitals ,schools ,libraries, any public bbuildings . Turn down the heat, open a few windows and the situation will improve. underwater
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12:59pm Thu 3 Jan 13

macauley says...

PDY wrote:
Has anybody taken the trouble to stop patients walking to the entrance for a cigarette. Have staff been stopped from going home in their uniforms? Is there a member of security making sure that ALL visitors and staff use the antiseptic sprays at the entrance to the hospital and all wards. Have they stopped all visitors from sitting on the beds, often wearing work clothes and even putting their feet on the covers. ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD!!!!!!!!!
answers wont fit on a postcard.the place is doomed.
[quote][p][bold]PDY[/bold] wrote: Has anybody taken the trouble to stop patients walking to the entrance for a cigarette. Have staff been stopped from going home in their uniforms? Is there a member of security making sure that ALL visitors and staff use the antiseptic sprays at the entrance to the hospital and all wards. Have they stopped all visitors from sitting on the beds, often wearing work clothes and even putting their feet on the covers. ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]answers wont fit on a postcard.the place is doomed. macauley
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8:07pm Thu 3 Jan 13

TonyDD says...

I would like to say well done to the hospital - they should be given credit when it's due
I would like to say well done to the hospital - they should be given credit when it's due TonyDD
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12:48pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Hough64 says...

I have always found the staff at the hospital to be very good at what they do. I dont know why people are always slating it to be honest!
I have always found the staff at the hospital to be very good at what they do. I dont know why people are always slating it to be honest! Hough64
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