Ban on visitors partially lifted

VISITORS are now allowed back into Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, but only on a limited basis. Patients in wards not affected by the norovirus outbreak, which is now subsiding, are allowed a maximum of two visitors at a time and only between 7 and

VISITORS are now allowed back into Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, but only on a limited basis.

Patients in wards not affected by the norovirus outbreak, which is now subsiding, are allowed a maximum of two visitors at a time and only between 7 and 8pm. Children are not allowed to visit.

The number of patients infected by the "winter vomiting" virus is now 18, with three wards closed, one more than last Thursday when there were 14 infected patients.

Wards still closed because of infection are Mulberry, Beech and Lime, and visitors will not be permitted unless prior permission has been given by the ward managers or nurse in charge.

Hinchingbrooke's maternity unit and treatment centre are not affected by the outbreak, nor are outpatient appointments.

Hinchingbrooke's maternity unit and treatment centre are not affected by the outbreak, nor are outpatient appointments.

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