Flu: information for patients and visitors 

08/02/2019 00:00 
Please do not visit the hospital if you are or have been unwell with flu-like symptoms in the last seven days.

Flu is circulating in the community.

Help us reduce the spread of infection and keep our patients safe this winter. Flu and other respiratory viruses are making a lot of people unwell in the community at the moment.

If you have had a fever and/or any two of the following symptoms in the past seven days please do not visit our hospital:

  • Fever (38 degrees C)
  • Shortness of breath or cough
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Aching limbs
  • Lack of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach cramps.

Routine outpatient appointment

If you’ve had any of the above symptoms in the past seven days, please reschedule your appointment.

Due to be admitted to hospital

Please call the number in your admission letter or the ward where you are being admitted and explain your symptoms.

Visiting friends and relatives

Please don’t visit relatives and friends who are inpatients on our wards.

Emergency department

Only attend our emergency department if absolutely necessary. Please use the service carefully so we can best support those with life-threatening and serious conditions. Contact NHS 111 or go to your GP for non-urgent care and advice.

Call NHS non urgent care on 111 or go to www.nhs.uk for further information on the symptoms and treatment of norovirus.

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