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Health board urges caution after Norovirus outbreak

Members of the public are still urged to stay away from University Hospital Llandough following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug Norovirus.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, which first issued the warning on Saturday, said precautions will continue over the next few weeks in a bid to contain the spread.

Public urged to stay away from Llandough hospital

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recommending people stay away from Llandough Hospital following an outbreak of norovirus.


Winter vomiting bug can 'can be more serious'

Norovirus is an extremely common bug, which is not normally dangerous.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has warned that "the effects can be more serious" for ill and vulnerable patients.

Many people will have the norovirus bug at this time of year – we see it every year and, for most people, it will be unpleasant but not serious.

But when norovirus spreads in hospitals, where patients are already unwell and are in close proximity to each other on wards, the effects can be more serious.

At this stage, we’re asking people to be sensible and to stay away from the hospital if they possibly can, to avoid spreading the bug.

It may be that you’ve had norovirus yourself and are feeling a bit better and think it’s safe to come in and visit. The reality is that there needs to have been at least 48 hours since your symptoms cleared before you can be confident that you’re not going to spread the bug to someone else.

We know that it’s difficult when people have friends and relatives in hospital. Over the coming weeks, we’re asking for the public’s help in helping us to limit the spread of norovirus so that we can protect vulnerable patients from the effects of this nasty bug by staying away from the hospital.

– Alice Casey, Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Norovirus outbreak at Llandough Hospital

Visitors have been asked not to go to University Hospital Llandough in Penarth unless absolutely necessary over the next few weeks, after an outbreak of norovirus.

Members of the public have been asked to stay away from Llandough, to help prevent the spread of norovirus. Credit: PA

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board says the so-called winter vomiting bug is affecting a number of patients on two wards at the hospital.

Urgent appeal for O negative blood donors

Many blood donors cancelled their appointments because they contracted the norovirus sickness bug Credit: ITV News Wales

There is an urgent appeal for O negative blood donors to come forward after many people were taken ill over Christmas with the norovirus sickness bug.

The National Blood Service says because many donors contracted the disease they cancelled their appointments and stock levels went down.

Six wards closed in at Prince Charles Hospital due to Norovirus

Six wards have been closed to new patients at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil due to an outbreak of Norovirus. Cwm Taf Health Board say 'rigorous' control procedures are in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

Visitorsand staff are being asked not to come to hospital if they are displayingsymptoms or have suffered an episode of diarrhoea or vomiting in the last 48hours.