The North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has released an update regarding the norovirus outbreak at the Cumberland Infirmary.
All non-urgent operations have been postponed this week.
The trust has also issued a further appeal for all visitors to stay at home if they, or a member of their family, has had vomiting, diarrhoea, or 'flu-like' symptoms in the last two days.
All non-essential visitors are asked to stay away from the hospital, and visitors are limited to two per bed and next of kin only.
According to the Trust, the number of patients affected by the virus remains high and it is continuing to circulate widely in the community.
People in the region are again being asked not to visit the Cumberland Infirmary unless they have a medical emergency, thanks to a Norovirus outbreak.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is restricting visitors to two per bed, and next of kin only. Children are asked to stay away, or for their parents to call beforehand.
In particular, the Trust's asking anyone with diarrhoea, vomiting or 'flu-like' symptoms, to stay away.
The number of patients in the hospital affected by Norovirus had initially reduced, but rose again today.
North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust has thanked the public for helping to keep the outbreak of norovirus at the Cumberland Infirmary to a minimum.
"We would like to thank the community for taking on board our request only to visit patients if absolutely necessary."
The number of patients showing symptoms of norovirus has gone down since last week, though a significant number are still affected.
The Trust is now asking people exhibiting flu-like symptoms to avoid visiting.
"If you have had vomiting or diarrhoea yourself, please stay away until you have been symptom-free for at least two days."
It is also reminding people that those who feel they need to visit will have to follow strict hand-washing guidelines, and that no more than two visitors should visit each patient at any one time.
All non-essential visitors are being asked to stay away from the Cumberland Infirmary due to an outbreak of norovirus.
The outbreak only affects ward areas.
All outpatients are being advised to attend appointments as planned.
The North Cumbria University Hospital Trust has stressed that outpatients should still attend appointments at the Cumberland Infirmary.
This morning the hospital asked all but essential visitors to stay away due to an outbreak of norovirus.
However outpatients have been advised to continue as normal as only ward areas are affected.
"All but essential visitors" have been asked to stay away from the Cumberland Infirmary after an outbreak of norovirus.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS is appealing to the public to help minimise the outbreak by avoiding visiting if possible.
Norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, has been circulating widely in the community this winter and a significant number of patients have already been affected, according to the Trust.
"We currently have a significant number of beds affected by norovirus at the Cumberland Infirmary, so we are appealing to the public for their help in minimising the impact of this outbreak."
Those who feel visiting is necessary will be asked to follow strict hand washing protocol, and to seek advice from the staff on the ward on how best to minimise the risk of infection.
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