Temporary visitor restrictions in place at Bronglais General Hospital in Aberystwyth

Visitors to Bronglais General Hospital are being asked to comply with specific hygiene requirements when visiting some wards, following a small number of isolated cases of Norovirus.
Ystwyth, Rhiannon and Iorwerth wards currently have some temporary visitor restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of Norovirus, which has been confirmed in a small number of patients.
The situation is being monitored at regular intervals and a further update will become available when visitor restrictions are lifted.
Matthew Willis, General Manager at Bronglais, said: “I’d like to reassure visitors that a small number of Norovirus cases have been diagnosed and appropriate infection control measures are in place to reduce the risk of infection.
"Unfortunately, at this time of the year, winter illnesses such as Norovirus and Flu do become more commonplace and it’s important for anyone experiencing these symptoms to follow simple hygiene advice. This includes washing and drying your hands thoroughly, especially after going to the toilet and before you handle food, to prevent infections from being passed on to others.
“If you are otherwise fit and healthy, there's usually no need to visit your GP; you should just rest at home until you feel better, while keeping warm, drinking plenty of water and taking painkillers if necessary. You can also help stop the spread of infections by avoiding unnecessary contact with other people while you're infectious.”

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