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Please refrain from visiting friends or relatives if you have any cold or flu like symptoms, in order to prevent transmission of infection to both the patient you are seeing and other vulnerable patients on the ward.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals are keen to help stop the spread of Norovirus and protect vulnerable patients.

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus and the most common infectious cause of diarrhoea and vomiting in the UK. If you have symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting or have been in contact with someone who has had these symptoms, please refrain from visiting friends or relatives. This will help us prevent transmission of infection to both the patient you are seeing and other vulnerable patients on the ward.

The important things to remember are:
  • Do not visit the hospital if you have had diarrhoea and/or vomiting until two days after symptoms have stopped (even if these were mild symptoms)
  • Do not visit friends or relatives in hospital if you have recently been in contact with anyone who has diarrhoea and/or vomiting
  • Always wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap.
  • If you, or someone you care for, needs medical advice call NHS111 (or phone your GP surgery if you need medical assistance)
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

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  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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