Vomiting bug outbreak - hospitals say stay away

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WIGANERS struggling after a vomiting bug outbreak are being urged to stay away from borough hospitals.

Health chiefs are asking those suffering from diarrhoea and sickness not to visit in order to protect patients and staff.

We are asking members of the public to be sensible and not visit the hospital if you have any symptoms

Pauline Jones - Director of Nursing at WWL

Instead residents are advised to brave their way through the effects of the virus, which normally pass after 36 to 48 hours, by staying hydrated and eating small amounts of food.

Pauline Jones, Director of Nursing at WWL said: “We are asking members of the public to be sensible and not visit the hospital if you have any symptoms.

“This advice is being given in order to limit the risk of visiting relatives acquiring the diarrhoea and vomiting virus.

“Similarly any relatives who have symptoms of this sort should not visit their relatives as they could infect them.”

Further advice is available on the NHS 111 service.