Norovirus closes ward at the BGH

Borders General Hospital
Borders General Hospital
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The Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME) Ward 10 at the Borders General Hospital remains closed to admissions due to the confirmed presence of Norovirus.

In addition one bay each on wards 4 and 12 are currently closed due to gastro-intestinal symptoms.

The overall presence of gastrointestinal illness and norovirus within NHS Borders is undergoing continuous monitoring and the situation is being managed by frontline staff and hospital management with support from NHS Borders Infection Prevention and Control Team.

Visitors to Ward 10 are strongly discouraged at this time and the general advice is to stay away from the hospital if you or anyone in your family has experienced symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the past 48 hours. This advice applies especially to children.

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