Norovirus still causing problems at BGH

Borders General Hospital
Borders General Hospital

Two bays in the Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME Ward 10) are open, with two remaining closed due to the confirmed presence of norovirus.

Ward 4 is now closed to admissions and one bay in Ward 16 remains closed due to gastro-intestinal symptoms.

Wards 7 and 12 have fully re-opened.

The situation continues to be proactively managed by NHS Borders management and frontline staff with support from the Infection Prevention and Control Team.

Visitors remain 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. If you are visiting please limit numbers to two visitors per patient.

Outpatient appointments remain unaffected.

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