In a statement, Dr Aresh Anwar, Medical Director, at the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, said
“There are currently five areas closed to new admissions at Heartlands Hospital following an outbreak of norovirus.
“As there are also many cases of norovirus outside the Hospital in the community, Heartlands is closing all wards to visitors except for the intensive care ward** as a precautionary measure to protect patients. This situation is being reviewed on a daily basis.
“Visitors are asked to speak to their relatives and friends by calling the Hospital switchboard on (0121) 424 2000 and requesting to be put through to the nurse in charge of the ward. There are phones available at each bedside and there is a facility on the television to receive and send emails.
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