Four wards still affected by Lincoln hospital norovirus outbreak, but two to re-open

The health trust in charge of Lincoln County Hospital has revealed that only four wards remain affected by the norovirus outbreak, with two wards set to re-open again today.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has said that one ward remains closed and three wards currently restricted.

However, the trust hopes that two of the restricted wards will be cleaned and re-opened today.

The situation has improved since the end of last week, when seven wards were affected by the winter vomiting bug.

Bridy Clark, Head of Nursing at ULHT, said at the time that the majority of new cases of norovirus were being caused by new admissions, rather than patients already inside the hospital.

She said: “Visiting restrictions remain in place and small children should especially avoid visiting the hospital.

“Working in the NHS is a challenge and this has certainly been a challenge.

“Our nurses have stepped up to the plate and I am proud of our staff and how ULHT has come together.”

Visiting restrictions remain in place and the trust continues to ask visitors not to come to the hospital if they have had an upset stomach in the last three days.