Flu is circulating in the community 

17/12/2019 00:00 
Please do not visit our hospitals if you are, or have been, unwell with flu-like symptoms in the last seven days.
 

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.

Flu is very uncomfortable for people who are otherwise well but can be fatal for people with serious health problems in hospital.

If you have a fever of 38 degrees C or above and/or any two of the following symptoms please do not visit our hospital, or relatives and friends who are inpatients on our wards.

  • Shortness of breath or cough
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Aching limbs
  • Lack of appetite
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhoea

Routine outpatient appointment

If you currently have symptoms or have 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.

NHS 111

Contact NHS 111 or go to your GP for non-urgent care and advice. 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

Go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/ for further information on the symptoms and treatment of flu.

Click here to download our patient information leaflet.

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