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Outbreak of seasonal flu restricts visitors

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