Help us protect patients, staff and visitors

Posted: May 30, 2018

Cases of diarrhoea and vomiting at GWH

We're asking friends and relatives not to visit patients at GWH if they've experienced diarrhoea or vomiting within the last 48 hours, or have been in contact with anyone suffering from the symptoms.

There are currently a small number of patients at GWH with D&V symptoms, so please help us to protect all patients and staff by waiting until you've been symptom free for 48 hours before visiting the hospital.

What to do do if you're showing symptoms

  • Don't visit friends or relatives in hospital or in care homes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. If symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, contact your GP or call NHS 111 for advice.
  • Stay away from work or school, until free of symptoms for at least 48 hours.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water regularly, particularly after toilet visits and before eating.
  • Stay at home and avoid contact with others where possible.
  • Don't handle or prepare food for other people until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.

Find out more about how you can treat diarrhoea and vomiting on the NHS Choices website

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