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Wards closed due to vomiting virus

PUBLISHED: 12:34 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:34 25 August 2010

FOUR wards have been closed at a hospital after a suspected outbreak of the winter vomiting virus.

FOUR wards have been closed at a hospital after a suspected outbreak of the winter vomiting virus.

Queen Mary's hospital, Sidcup, took the precautionary step to close four wards on Monday to new patients and cancelled some planned surgery, following a suspected outbreak of Norovirus.

The wards which have been closed are the Day Assessment Unit, Brook and Reeves wards and the Elmstead Rehabilitation Unit.

Hospital staff are conducting tests to confirm whether it is the virus but patients have reportedly been suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting.

The virus has been widespread in the community throughout the winter months.

Visitors suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea are advised to stay away from the hospital.

Hospital staff with symptoms have been asked to stay away from work until they have been clear for 48 hours.

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