Lincoln hospital issues warning after norovirus cases confirmed

Patients have been advised to only visit if “absolutely necessary” after two confirmed cases of norovirus at Lincoln County Hospital.

ULHT said it is taking measures to limit the spread of the virus after confirmed cases of the winter diarrhoea and vomiting bug were located on the Lancaster Ward.

Wendy Creasey, ULHT Infection Prevention and Control Sister, said: “We can confirm that there are two cases of the winter diarrhoea and vomiting bug norovirus on Lancaster Ward at Lincoln County Hospital. We are taking measures to limit the spread of the bug and ensure the safety of all patients on the ward.

“We know there is norovirus currently circulating in the community so visitors to Lincoln hospital are asked to only come if absolutely necessary and not to visit if they have had diarrhoea/and or sickness in the last three days. Children under five years should not visit as a precaution.

“Those who are visiting should regularly wash their hands with soap and water, including when they enter and leave ward areas and our infection prevention team is continuing to monitor the situation closely.”