Critical care services exempt from visitor ban

Relatives of patients in critical care, paediatrics or maternity units at Birmingham City Hospital will still be able to visit despite an outbreak of the norovirus, a hospital spokesperson has confirmed. Visitors will also be allowed to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

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Norovirus cases up 83%

The number of confirmed cases of norovirus is 83% higher than last season, according to the latest figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA).