Two wards shut at York Hospital after norovirus outbreak

TWO wards at York Hospital have closed to visitors and new patients after outbreaks of sickness and diarrhoea.

Ward 23, which caters for elderly patients, has been shut since Sunday with a confirmed case of norovirus, the stomach bug which causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

A spokeswoman for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said that when a ward was closed, it meant no new patients were admitted to it and there should only be ‘essential’ visits.

There are simple ways to stop the winter vomiting and diarrhoea infection striking you and your friends and family

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