Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
VISITING RESTRICTIONS – NOROVIRUS
We are currently experiencing norovirus within the Trust and are dealing with a cluster of cases on our Cherry Tree Ward.
The symptoms of norovirus are diarrhoea which may be accompanied by vomiting, however inn some cases vomiting may be the only symptom. It usually lasts for about 24 – 48 hours, but unfortunately, the affected person can continue to shed the virus for up to 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea and/or vomiting.
We ask that if you have any symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting that you refrain from attending the hospital, until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.
For the protection of both you and our patients, we have temporarily restricted visiting to one person per patient, on Cherry Tree Ward, and ask that you don’t bring children with you during your visit.
For more information on norovirus please click here.
Dementia Strategy – public consultation
Members of the public are invited to comment on a draft dementia strategy for Hinchingbrooke Hospital. This sets out plans to ensure the provision of consistently excellent dementia care at the trust and proposes how we will work with patients, carers, staff, voluntary agencies and community partners to achieve this. Click here to view the strategy – if you have any suggestions that would help us to improve our plans, please click here to submit, no later than 30 June.
It’s important to remember that you can only become infected with the Ebola virus if you have come into direct contact with the blood, body fluids or organs of an infected person. No cases of imported Ebola have ever been reported in the UK, but if you have recently returned from West Africa and have any of the symptoms of Ebola you should not come straight to A&E but should contact 111 or your GP immediately so you can be met and treated in an appropriate place.
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