1. ITV Report

Flu and norovirus: Visitor restrictions continue across the North East

Flu and norovirus restrictions remain in place. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Flu and norovirus continue to affect hospitals across the north east, with one closing all its wards to visitors.

Wansbeck General Hospital has had to take this universal action; Hexham General Hospital and North Tyneside General Hospital have closed three wards to visitors between them.

All are part of the Northumbrian Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Wansbeck General Hospital: all wards
  • North Tyneside General Hospital: Ward 5 and 22
  • Hexham General Hospital: Ward 4

Restrictions are also in place on unaffected wards in the trust's hospitals.

Visiting is permitted for one hour from 2-3pm and limited to two visitors per bed.

The trust has stressed that this is subject to change.