Hospital in Worcestershire Shut for Visitors after Norovirus Outbreak

NorovirusAs per reports, wards at Redditch Alexandra Hospital in Worcestershire have been closed down for visitors in wake of the norovirus outbreak.

The health bosses at the facility have said that the visits to the hospital will only be allowed after permission from the ward and that too in some exceptional circumstances. Also, the outbreak has led to closure of two wards at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

However, the visitors are also prohibited from attending other wards if they showed some symptoms. The health minister Mr. Dan Poulter visited the Alexandra hospital to take note of the situation. The same day members of Save the Alex campaign held a rally at the hospital.

The rally was aimed at showing the support for the hospital after it emerged that the facility may reduce its services. About 80 people participated in the rally, said Neal Stote, the Chairman of Save the Alex.

"We were delighted with show of support, especially on a working day. We just want a strong local hospital with as much service as possible, especially around emergency and maternity", he added.

The virus is also known as the winter vomiting bug and is characterized by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. It affects people of all ages.