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All wards re-open after Norovirus outbreak

All wards at Scunthorpe General Hospital have now reopened after an outbreak of Norovirus. Two wards had be shut due to the sickness bug. Doctors are warning that the virus is still present in the local area, though.

All patients have recovered and a deep clean has been carried out.

This virus is still circulating in our local community and is extremely contagious so if you experience symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting please stay away from the hospital until you have been free of symptoms for at least 48 hours.

– Dr Peter Cowling, consultant microbiologist,

Pancreatic cancer campaign moves to Parliament

A widow from Scunthorpe is preparing to head to Westminster tomorrow for a debate which she hopes will help in the fight against the disease which killed her husband. Maggie Watts helped raise more than one hundred thousand names on an online petition to force a debate on pancreatic cancer. Her husband Kevin died from the disease five years ago. He was just forty eight. Maggie wants more funding for research.

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World's youngest black belt gets Child of the Year Sports award

A little boy from Leeds- thought to be the youngest black belt in the world - has just won a new title at a star studded ceremony.

6-year-old Jake Frood wins bronze in World championships

Jake Frood , who gained his black belt at just five years old, was awarded the Child of the year 2014 Steve Prescott Sports Award at the event in Scunthorpe.
It comes after Jake - who has battled serious illnesses since being a toddler - represented England in the World Championships winning bronze in the under 12 category.

"He had to fight children much older than him so was fighting children 8 and 9 years old. He did absolutely amazing and ended up coming third getting Bronze medal overall. He was so proud and overwhelmed when he got to stand on the podium and collect his Bronze medal, which is a massive achievement as Jake is only 6 years old. Achieving a Bronze medal for your country is amazing."

– Kerry Frood, Jake's mother

Appeal for missing Scunthorpe woman

Police are appealing to the public for help in locating missing Scunthorpe woman Hayley Marsden who has not been seen since Sunday 31 August .

Hayley Marsden has not been seen since Sunday Credit: Humberside Police

Hayley, 41, of Bluebell Close, Scunthorpe was last seen at around 4.30pm on Sunday when she is reported to have left The Tavern public house, Hiigh Street, Scunthorpe. Hayley is described as white, 5 ft 6 ins tall and of medium build with shoulder length blond hair.

When last seen she was wearing purple and red patterned trousers with a denim jacket and black Thoms shoes.

Police and family are becoming increasingly concerned for Haylley’s welfare as her disappearance is out of character and she has not been in touch with family members.

Enquiries to date have suggested that Hayley may have got into a taxi, reported as being a silver coloured Toyota Avensis, close to where she was last seen. Police are keen to trace the dirver of that vehicle as they may have information which could assist with enquiries.

Ward reopens after sickness bug outbreak

A ward at Scunthorpe General Hospital struck by an outbreak of a sickness bug has reopened.

Ward 17 was shut down when patients, visitors and staff became ill with Norovirus. The ward has undergone a deep clean. However, ward 16 remains closed to new admissions.

Visitors and staff who have shown symptoms are urged not to come to the hospital until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

Two wards close at Scunthorpe Hospital due to vomiting bug

Two wards have been closed at Scunthorpe General Hospital after an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Scunthorpe General Hospital close two wards after outbreak of vomitting Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Ward 16 at the hospital has been closed since Tuesday and Ward 17 closed on Thursday. Both wards will remain closed to admissions until the infection prevention and control team decide no further cases are likely.

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Hospital illness spreads to second ward

Staff are working hard to control an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting on wards 16 and 17 at Scunthorpe hospital.

Hospital illness spreads to second ward

The illness struck first on ward 17 on Tuesday.

As a result of patients and staff affected on these wards, both have been closed to admissions. Visitors who have been suffering from diarrhoea or vomiting are urged not to come to the hospital until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

Read: Ward closes at Scunthorpe Hospital after vomiting outbreak

Ward closes at Scunthorpe Hospital after vomiting outbreak

A ward has been closed at Scunthorpe General Hospital due to an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Ward at Scunthorpe Hospital closed after vomiting outbreak

Tests are being carried out to establish if the outbreak is due to norovirus, the winter vomiting bug.

Staff are being advised not to come to work if they have symptoms and to stay off for 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped, as they will be infectious to others during this period.

Visitors who have been suffering from diarrhoea or vomiting are urged not to come to the hospital until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

The ward will remain closed to admissions until the infection prevention and control team decide no further cases are likely.

Ward 17 is currently closed to admissions due to an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting. Patients from the ward will not be discharged to nursing or residential homes while they remain an infection risk and we have closed the ward to new admissions. The infection prevention and control team is reviewing the situation daily and regular and frequent disinfection is being carried out on the ward to contain the outbreak. This type of illness does come into the hospital from time to time, as in other hospitals across the country, and that is why we have a robust infection control policy in place to deal with such eventualities. This illness lasts about 24 hours and, although unpleasant, very rarely causes serious medical problems.

– Dr Peter Cowling, Trust consultant microbiologist

First trailer for Cilla biopic starring Sheridan Smith revealed

The first footage from a new ITV drama looking at the rise to fame of Cilla Black has been released.

It stars Sheridan Smith, the Epworth born actress who made her name in shows like Benidorm.

The move to more serious roles has been a smooth transition for her and she says she has studied Cilla Black in great detail to make the portrayal as accurate as possible.

Click below to watch the preview:

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