Specialists in infection prevention are asking people not to visit patients in Teifi Ward, Glangwili Hospital

Several patients are currently experiencing symptoms associated with Gastroenteritis and the Teifi Ward at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, has been temporarily closed to visitors as a result.
Infection control measures are in place to reduce the risk of infection and visitors are requested not to visit patients at this time.
Sharon Daniel, Assistant Director of Nursing (Infection Prevention & Control) in Hywel Dda University Health Board said: "Illnesses such as diarrhoea and vomiting can pass from one person to another very easily and we have been informed that Gastroenteritis is also circulating in the community.
“I would urge people who are feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone who has these symptoms NOT to visit patients in hospital at this time as viruses can be serious for sick and vulnerable patients.”
Symptoms of Gastroenteritis include nausea (feeling queasy) diarrhoea and vomiting. If you are experiencing these symptoms it is important to wash and dry your hands thoroughly after going to the toilet and before you handle food to prevent it being passed on to others.

For further advice on preventing the spread of infection please visit: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/862/page/75416 


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