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Think twice before visiting the QEH

Think twice before visiting the QEH

Published by KLFM
2:21pm 3rd January 2020.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn are asking us to think twice before we visit this winter. 

They're currently looking after a high number of patients with confirmed flu and with symptoms of the virus. 

That's in addition to the large number of patients who are acutely unwell with other illnesses.

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They're asking people to only visit if they really need to to stop the infection from spreading - especially if you've been unwell yourself. 

Edmund Tabay, Deputy Chief Nurse at QEH, said:

“We are discouraging people from visiting hospital so that we can ensure the safety of patients and staff. If you have been unwell yourself please stay away from hospital until symptom-free for at least 72 hours and where visiting is essential, we ask for only two visitors per patient, so that we can prevent the spread of infection on our wards.”

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If you intend to visit the hospital and are unsure whether to go ahead you are advised to contact the relevant ward and ask to speak to the Ward Manager for advice ahead of your visit. There will be some exceptions in place, which our teams will apply at their discretion.

Flu cases are on the increase at a rapid rate in the local community. In most cases those affected are advised to stay at home, take plenty of bed rest, drink plenty of water and take paracetamol until symptoms pass.

You can find more information about the flu here.

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