Visitors have today been banned from entering New Cross Hospital after the outbreak of a vomiting bug. Over 20 members of staff have been taken ill with highly infectious norovirus bug, which causes sickness and diarrhoea.
Patients in Ward D20 (respiratory and neurology) were first affected last week and a hospital spokesman said last night: â€œThe trust is taking every precaution possible to contain this virus.”
Limited visiting is being allowed in cases of critically ill patients and births, but decisions are being made on a per-patient basis by ward managers. Relatives of patients can contact the hospital on 01902 307999.
A total of 24 hospital wards across Birmingham and The Black Country have been shut due to the outbreak.