Winter bug closes wards at West Suffolk Hospital

Two wards at a hospital have been closed to new admissions after patients showed symptoms of the norovirus.

West Suffolk Hospital said six patients on ward G4 and three patients on G5 had shown symptoms of the diarrhoea and vomiting bug.

Both wards remain open to visitors, who have been urged to take extra care to wash their hands on arrival and when leaving the hospital.

Enhanced cleaning was being carried out, the hospital said.

Patients from the affected wards are not being transferred to elsewhere in the hospital, it added.

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