Norovirus-hit Surrey hospital closed to visitors 'for days'

Related Stories

A hospital which has stopped visitors for a third time because of norovirus says the ban will remain in force for "a few days".

East Surrey Hospital was shut to visitors on 27 December after the virus affected patients in five wards.

Several wards at the hospital which serves parts of Surrey and Sussex, were previously closed in November and on 18 December in a bid to contain the bug.

The hospital said the situation would be reviewed "on a daily basis".

Dr Des Holden, the hospital's medical director, said: "Although we are predicting it will be a few days before we can reopen again, we are reviewing it every day."

The hospital opened its doors to visitors on Christmas Eve, but had to halt visits again on 27 December.

"We opened over Christmas because we thought we were seeing signs that we were over the second wave . It really is the last resort to do this," said Dr Holden.

"We are trying to resolve this for everyone as fast as possible."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories



Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.