Norovirus and flu: Information for patients and visitors 

28/02/2014 00:00 

Norovirus

Please do not visit the hospital if your are or have been unwell with diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms in the last seven days.

Please be aware that diarrhoea and vomiting (Norovirus) is making a lot of people unwell in the community at the moment.

We are committed to reducing the risk of infection at our Trust and keeping our patients safe. Please help us by:

  • Staying home if you have a cold, infection or diarrhoea and vomiting, and only visit when you have been completely symptom free for 48 hours.
  • Washing your hands with soap and water and alcohol hand gel when visiting hospital.

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

Flu

University College London Hospitals would like to advise all patients and visitors that if you have flu like symptoms you should first contact your GP or NHS direct for medical assistance.

Please do not attend the A&E department with flu unless they advised you to do so. If you have a planned appointment please contact the department directly on the telephone number at the top of your appointment letter to advise them of your symptoms before you attend.