Norovirus has hit three wards in QE Hospital in Woolwich, with the hospital trust asking people not to visit QE Woolwich or Lewisham hospitals if feeling ill stating:
“We are committed to reducing the risk of infection at our Trust and keeping our patients safe. Please do not visit either of our hospitals for at least 48 hours if you have symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting, ensuring you limit cross-infection by washing your hands frequently.
You can help us by:
- Staying home if you have a cold, infection or diarrhoea and vomiting, and only visit when you have been symptom free for 48 hours
- Washing your hands with soap and water before and after visiting patients in ward areas”
QE Hospital in Woolwich recently adopted emergency measures after the most severe warning level was triggered as the hospital ran short of beds.