Visiting restrictions lifted at Solihull Hospital

By Laura Payne Monday 21 January 2013 Updated: 28/01 16:00

RESTRICTIONS to visitors at Solihull Hospital at the weekend have been lifted.

Only Ward 19 remains closed to visitors after an outbreak of the norovirus caused the hospital to be shut to patients' relatives and friends over the weekend.

Outpatients and intensive care were the only wards open at the weekend but the restrictions on all other wards, except 19, were lifted at noon yesterday (Monday).

Dr Rex Polson, associate medical director for Solihull Hospital, said the wards had been closed as a precautionary measure to protect patients.

He said: "Any patients attending an outpatient appointment should not attend if they have experienced vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms two days prior to their appointment.

"This situation is being reviewed on a daily basis"

And head nurse Fiona Burton is urging anyone who has suffered diarrhoea or vomiting in the last 48 hours to stay away from the hospital in order to minimize further outbreaks of norovirus.

Visitors are also advised to call ahead to the ward before visiting to check no restrictions are in place which can be done via the hospital switchboard on 0121 4242000.

Visit www.heartofengland.nhs.uk for more information.

Share This

Popular »

1 Boris mania comes to Solihull

2 Sailor performs well on first engagement

3 Muslim cemetery back on table

4 Nick Clegg has prickly date with edgehogs

5 Orchids ready to bloom for 50th anniversary spring show

More news »

Date set for Shirley Carnival

A DATE has been announced for this year's

Union anger over redundancy deal

THE union representing workers at the Hovis bakery

Carer stole from vulnerable pensioner

A CARER stole from a vulnerable, bedridden pensioner

Man admits killing pensioner in hit and run

A MAN has admitted causing the death of

Regional news »


Coventry Observer
More Rolls-Royce Ansty closure fears as new plan exposed

FEARS Rolls-Royce will close its entire Ansty site are mounting ...

Redditch Standard
Eddie Izzard coming to Redditch

A WORLD famous comedian will be stopping off in Redditch ...

Leamington Observer
Warwick Hospital chief among Britain's best

SOUTH Warwickshire Foundation Trust's Glen Burley has been ranked as ...

Stratford Observer
South Warwickshire hospital chief among Britain's best

SOUTH Warwickshire Foundation Trust's Glen Burley has been ranked as ...