A small number of patients on ward 12 at the Royal were recently diagnosed with flu. Those affected received appropriate treatment and were nursed separately from other patients. As a result of vigilance and we were able to bring it under control promptly. There have been no new cases in the last three days and this outbreak is now considered to be resolved.”
We ask visitors who have cold and flu symptoms, such as a cough, runny nose or high temperature, to stay away from the hospital to avoid passing on their infections to our patients.”
Senior midwives from Leicester’s Hospitals are appealing for a woman, who has given birth in Leicester in the last 48 hours, to come forward as she may need medical attention.
Louise Payne, senior midwife at Leicester Royal Infirmary said: “Following information that we have been given, we believe that a woman has given birth outside of one of our maternity units and without the support of midwives and we are very concerned about her health and that of her new baby.”
As the mother is at high risk of haemorrhage and infection, the hospital are eager for her to come forward so medical professionals can check that mum and baby are safe and healthy.
The hospital have urged anyone that has information about this birth to contact them directly.
A woman who claims she was denied a scan has been given just weeks to live after being diagnosed with four brain tumours. Lindsey Scrimshire developed violent headaches after being treated for breast cancer in 2011.
She claims that she repeatedly asked doctors at Leicester Royal Infirmary for a scan but was told it was not needed. Phil Brewster reports.
A woman given just weeks to live after being diagnosed with four brain tumours says she is angry that it took 18 months to get a scan.
Lindsey Scrimshire from Earl Shilton, Leicestershire claims medics at the Leicester Royal Infirmary did not give her a brain scan despite the fact she told them she was suffering from violent headaches following a battle with breast cancer.