Hospital visitors reminded to help stop spread of infection

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Visiting restrictions have been imposed in some wards in East Surrey hospital, as several patients have been experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea.

A list of current restrictions is on the hospital’s visiting times page.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust also says:

“To stop the spread of infection, we are advising visitors that if they have had vomiting or diarrhoea in the last 48 hours, not to visit patients at the hospital.

You can also help by:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water on entering and leaving the wards/departments. Everyone should wash their hands after visiting the toilet, before meals and when they are visibly dirty.
  • Do not bring gifts of food or flowers.
  • Help us to keep the hospital clean by keeping patient locker tops and bed tables clear of clutter, so that the housekeeping team can keep them clean.
  • Please do not sit on the beds – sit on a chair.

If you are visiting the hospital and have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a nurse or member of the ward team for advice.”

The visiting times webpage can be checked for further updates.


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