ONLY one ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital remains closed to new admissions and visitors, following a reduction in the number of patients showing symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting. The current situation (Thursday) is that the hospital has 11 patients and three staff affected by infective diarrhoea and/or vomiting. Visitors can now see patients on Cedar, Walnut, Oak, Maple, Beech, Mulberry and Juniper wards, but they are restricted to two visitors per patient at any one time, children are not allowed to visit, visiting times are restricted to 7pm to 8pm daily, and visitors must wash their hands with soap and water when visiting wards. Infection control measures mean that there will be no visiting to Lime ward without the prior permission of ward staff. The situation will be reviewed daily to assess when this ward can be reopened, the hospital said. Hazel ward and the delivery suite are open, but visiting is restricted to partners only. The treatment centre and outpatients' appointments are not affected.