A hospital in Pembrokeshire is closed to afternoon visitors after an outbreak of seasonal flu. Evening visiting at Withybush General Hospital will continue but visitor numbers will be limited to two per patient.
Hywel Dda Health Board says the restrictions are in place so that nursing and medical activity can be carried out during the afternoon.
It is important that anyone who has flu like symptoms does NOT visit the hospital. If you have had flu-like symptoms in the previous 5 days you should not visit the hospital as this would put our patients and staff at risk.
– Dr Iain Robertson Steel, Hospital Director of Clinical Care
People are being asked to not to visit Withybush Hospital until Monday due to an ongoing outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.
A hospital spokesperson said family members can receive updates about their relatives from nursing staff over the telephone.
We are hoping the worse of the outbreak is over but we are asking visitors not to come to the hospital to protect patients and reduce the spread of infection. People may not be aware they are carrying the bug as they have no symptoms but it can still be passed onto vulnerable patients so we are urging people to respect the visiting restrictions while they are in place.
Work will get underway today on the new £7.5million 21 bay state of the art Renal Dialysis Unit proposed for Withybush Hospital. The new unit is expected to open its doors to its first patents in February 2014.
The unit will be the most energy efficient and environmental sustainable building of its kind in the UK and will remove the need for patients to travel out of Pembrokeshire to receive dialysis treatment.
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