Norovirus control measures in place at Wolverhampton hospital
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is taking decisive measures in order to control an outbreak of norovirus at New Cross Hospital, with effective hand hygiene being at the forefront of its infection control strategy, according to a new item on the Express and Star website.
According to the article by Robert Cox, ward C25 has been closed to new admissions, thereby reducing the risk of the prevention of the infection spreading.
Norovirus, described as “the most common stomach bug in the UK” is highly contagious and can effect those of any age.
Soap and water is essential
Cox quotes the head of infection prevention at The Royal Wolverhampton Trust Vanessa Whately, who emphasised the importance of effective hand hygiene methods and how essential they are in helping to contain the outbreak.
“Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, particularly after using the toilet, and before preparing food or eating.”
Further advice concerning the outbreak can be found on the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s website.
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