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Three injured in crash

Three people were injured in a collision between two cars on a road near Dumfries. The accident happened at 11:30pm last night (March 22nd) on the B729 about half mile from the village of Holywood.The three were all treated at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Ward still closed at D&G Royal Infirmary

Ward 18 remains closed at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary due to the norovirus outbreak.

Advice to members of the public wishing to visit the closed ward is as follows:

Routine visiting to Ward 18 remains suspended. If relatives are concerned about their loved ones, they should contact the ward for advice before coming to the hospital.

Members of the public visiting other areas of the hospital are asked to comply with the hand hygiene and infection control measures in place.If you have experienced symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting please allow at least 48 hours since your last symptom before visiting the hospital.

Ward 18 remains closed to admissions, transfers and routine visiting due to norovirus. The total number of patients experiencing symptoms of sickness and diarrhoea is now 17. There have been four reported cases of staff who have direct contact with the ward.

– Spokesperson, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

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All wards reopen at Dumfries Infirmary

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary have confirmed that all wards have now reopened following an outbreak of suspected norovirus.

All services are functioning normally at the hospital.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our staff and visitors for their continued cooperation and support during the outbreak of suspected norovirus over the past week.

“Staff in joint working with the infection control team are extremely alert to the symptoms of this contagious virus. The public can be reassured that we are not letting our guard down.

“A number of gastro-intestinal viruses are circulating within the community at this time and I would urge anyone with symptoms or who have had contact with anyone who may have had the virus, to stay away from hospital settings for a minimum of 48 hours following their last symptom.”

– Elaine Ross, Infection Control Manager

Second ward closes over norovirus fears

A second ward has closed to admissions at the Dumfries Infirmary over fears of an outbreak of norovirus at the hospital.

Seven patients and two NHS staff are now known to have been infected with the norovirus.

The hospital is asking people who are suffering the symptoms not to go to the infirmary, and infection control measures have been put in place to order to help tackle the outbreak.

Dumfries norovirus outbreak: Advice for hospital visitors

There is a suspected outbreak of the norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, at the Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary.

Staff at the hospital have issued the following advice to members of the public wishing to visit the closed wards:

  • Members of the public seeking to visit relatives and friends in hospital are advised not to travel whilst the outbreak measures are ongoing - to avoid the potential for further spread.
  • People wishing to visit their loved ones in the affected wards are asked to contact the ward concerned before coming to the hospital
  • All members of the public visiting other areas of the hospital are asked to comply with the hand hygiene and infection control measures in place.

Suspected norovirus at Dumfries hospital

Measures are being put in place at Dumfries Infirmary to combat a suspected outbreak of norovirus, also known as the Winter Vomiting Bug or Winter Flu.

Ward 14 is closed today, with no new admissions or ward transfers. The hospital has also closed the ward to visitors.

Five people, four of whom are patients and one staff member, have reported symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting, commonly associated with norovirus.

The Hospital's Infection Control Team is closely monitoring the situation and say that staff are working hard to minimise the discomfort and distress for patients and to maintain services.

“We can confirm that norovirus is circulating in the community. We would urge anyone with suspected symptoms to stay at home, drink lots of fluid and follow basic hand hygiene advice.”

– Elaine Ross, Infection Control Manager

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Norovirus closes Dumfries hospital wards

Two wards have been closed at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary due to a norovirus outbreak.

A total of 26 patients and 5 staff members have reported symptoms of the winter vomiting bug.

"We can confirm that norovirus is circulating in the community.

"We would urge anyone with suspected symptoms to stay at home, drink lots of fluid and follow basic hand hygiene advice.”

– Elaine Ross, Infection Control Manager

The advice to public who want to visit the closed wards is:

  • Routine visiting to the closed wards is suspended meantime and members of the public seeking to visit relatives and friends in hospital are advised not to travel whilst the outbreak measures are ongoing - to avoid the potential for further spread.
  • Where circumstances are such that relatives are concerned about the need to visit their loved ones in the affected wards they are asked to contact the ward concerned before coming to the hospital.
  • All members of the public visiting other areas of the hospital are asked to comply with the hand hygiene and infection control measures in place.
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