Wards closed at Cheltenham General Hospital after norovirus found
VISITORS are being stopped from seeing patients in four wards in Cheltenham General Hospital after the discovery of the norovirus.
Staff have quarantined Guiting, Woodmancote, Kemerton and Ryeworth wards in an effort to stop the spread of the illness.
The bug is usually over within 48 hours, but is highly infectious, which is why the trust is limiting the number of people moving in and out of the affected wards.
Bosses said exceptions could be made for relatives hoping to visit on compassionate grounds.
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The visiting restrictions will be reviewed every day and lifted as soon as possible.
Eric Gatling, Director of Service Delivery, said: "This is a precautionary measure.
"We hope to be in a position to re-introduce visiting on these wards in a matter of days and we would strongly urge people to take notice and act on the Combat Norovirus campaign messages."