Southampton General Hospital asks visitors with sick bugs to steer clear

Daily Echo: Hospital asks people with sick bugs to stay away Hospital asks people with sick bugs to stay away

DOCTORS have warned people suffering with sickness bugs to stay at home and avoid spreading the infection.

Several wards at Southampton General Hospital were shut earlier this year after an outbreak of norovirus.

Now Dr Zaid Hirmiz, NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissing Group’s clinical lead for unscheduled care, has some advice for people suffering with sickness and diarrhoea.

He said: “We’re reiterating our advice asking people to do the right thing and keep themselves away from hospital and healthcare settings.

“This will make a significant difference in keeping the infection under control.”

Dr Sarah Schofield, clinical chair of NHS West Hampshire CCG, said: “Most people can self-manage the symptoms at home without any medical intervention, but if symptoms persist for more than a few days, please do contact your GP for advice.”

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12:22pm Fri 20 Dec 13

eurogordi says...

Fair comment, but the biggest problem is people who go to work and send their children to school even though they are suffering from sickness and diarrhoea.

And please don't give those usual excuses about no one else to look after the children, too busy to take time off etc. etc.
Fair comment, but the biggest problem is people who go to work and send their children to school even though they are suffering from sickness and diarrhoea. And please don't give those usual excuses about no one else to look after the children, too busy to take time off etc. etc. eurogordi

2:28pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Huffter says...

Brilliant way to sort the NHS crisis out - don't go to hospital if you're sick!
Brilliant way to sort the NHS crisis out - don't go to hospital if you're sick! Huffter

7:19pm Fri 20 Dec 13

solomum says...

eurogordi wrote:
Fair comment, but the biggest problem is people who go to work and send their children to school even though they are suffering from sickness and diarrhoea.

And please don't give those usual excuses about no one else to look after the children, too busy to take time off etc. etc.
I can hardly believe anyone would go to work with sickness and diarrhoea. Surely they would feel too poorly if they were being sick.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: Fair comment, but the biggest problem is people who go to work and send their children to school even though they are suffering from sickness and diarrhoea. And please don't give those usual excuses about no one else to look after the children, too busy to take time off etc. etc.[/p][/quote]I can hardly believe anyone would go to work with sickness and diarrhoea. Surely they would feel too poorly if they were being sick. solomum

8:43am Sun 22 Dec 13

sirhillary says...

The hospital bought a system from us that actively kills Norovirus 24/7 thus significantly reducing patient, staff & visitor exposure, paid us to install &commission it and have never bothered to call us to do that
The hospital bought a system from us that actively kills Norovirus 24/7 thus significantly reducing patient, staff & visitor exposure, paid us to install &commission it and have never bothered to call us to do that sirhillary

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