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Hospital services reopen after bug outbreak is brought under control

PUBLISHED: 11:21 25 February 2010 | UPDATED: 10:33 12 August 2010

HOSPITAL bosses have reopened services after a brief closure due to a deadly winter vomiting virus outbreak.

HOSPITAL bosses have reopened services after a brief closure due to a deadly winter vomiting virus outbreak.

The Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough halted all inpatient admissions, planned surgery, A&E services and its Urgent Care Centre due to the Norovirus infection last Thursday.

But visitors are still forbidden from some wards in a bid to control the outbreak.

The A&E was reopened at 2.30pm last Friday and services are said to be back to normal this week.

A statement from the South London Healthcare Trust said that the decision to close the unit was made so that a significant number of patients could be moved to different wards to enable deep cleaning to stop any further spread.

Chief operating officer Ian Wilson said: "The trust would like to thank all staff, visitors and patients for so willingly accepting and observing the restrictions in place.

"These are necessary to help ensure the safety of the greatest number of patients.

"We are doing all we can to enable normal visiting to be resumed as soon as possible."

For updates on the situation go to www.slh.nhs.uk.

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