The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust has closed four wards at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary after a further outbreak of the norovirus.
A statement said:
In order to ensure that the hospital can return to normal as soon as possible, the decision has been made to close wards 21, 34, 35, and 37, to visitors, until at least Monday 7 January, when a further update will be issued. **
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