Princess Royal University Hospital closes all wards to visitors after Norovirus outbreak

PUBLISHED: 12:39 23 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:19 23 February 2016

Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington

Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington


Visiting is only allowed in “exceptional circumstances”

All wards at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough have been closed to visitors following an outbreak of Norovirus.

The situation is being reviewed regularly and a member of ward staff will determine whether or not those in “exceptional circumstances” are able to visit.

A spokesperson for the hospital said: “Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of all patients so we are taking this precaution to prevent the virus from spreading.

“In exceptional circumstances, such as if your relative is extremely unwell, we will allow visiting, but only with the express permission of senior clinicians on the ward.

“In these circumstances, please phone the switchboard on 01689 863000 and ask the operator to put you through to the ward your relative is on.

“We are carrying out regular deep cleans of all wards, and staff are being extra vigilant around hand washing and other infection control procedures.”

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