Tagged: norovirus


Cold snap is snow joke for elderly and vulnerable south west London residents

News & events | 18 Jan 2013 | Tags: Alison Robertson Dr Phil Moss elderly norovirus winter winter sickness bug

For most of us the snow means snow men, snow ball fights and good times. However, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust clinicians are urging people to consider the well being of others for whom the snow means an increased risk of ill health, and how to help people keep warm and keep well.


Chief nurse asks visitors and patients to help keep Norovirus out of hospital

News & events | 14 Dec 2012 | Tags: Alison Robertson diarrhoea guidance norovirus vomiting

St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is asking patients and visitors suffering with symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting (D&V) not to come into hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy.


Visitors and patients can help keep Norovirus out of hospital

News & events | 11 Jan 2012 | Tags: norovirus

St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is asking patients and visitors suffering with symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting (D&V) not to come into hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy. Alison Robertson, director of nursing and infection control at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, says: “People with symptoms of D&V could …


People with winter bug urged to stay away from hospital

News & events | 16 Dec 2011 | Tags: norovirus People with winter bug urged to stay away from hospital winter sickness bug

People suffering with the winter sickness bug Norovirus are being urged to stay away from hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy. Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is generally unpleasant but rarely serious. However, by bringing it into hospital, people could be putting vulnerable patients and healthcare workers …


People with winter bug urged to stay away from hospital

News & events | 14 Dec 2009 | Tags: norovirus winter sickness

People suffering with the winter sickness bug Norovirus are being urged to stay away from hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy. Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is generally unpleasant but rarely serious. However, by bringing it into hospital, people could be putting vulnerable patients and healthcare workers …


People with Winter Bug urged to stay away from hospital

News & events | 9 Jan 2009 | Tags: bug norovirus virus winter sickness

People suffering with the winter sickness bug Norovirus are being urged to stay away from hospital and instead contact their GP or pharmacy. Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is generally unpleasant but rarely serious, but by bringing it into hospital people could be putting vulnerable patients and healthcare workers …


Stay away from hospital if you have winter sickness bug

News & events | 22 Feb 2006 | Tags: norovirus winter sickness bug

DO NOT come to hospital if you are suffering with the winter sickness bug, St George’s Hospital has warned. The winter virus which causes diarrhoea and vomiting is described as ‘unpleasant but rarely serious’ by doctors, but by bringing the virus into hospital you could be putting vulnerable patients and …


Patients with winter sickness bug urged to stay away from hospital

News & events | 12 Dec 2005 | Tags: norovirus

PEOPLE who fall ill with a winter virus that causes diarrhoea and vomiting are being urged to stay away from St George’s Hospital to protect patients and healthcare workers. The virus, which doctors describe as ‘unpleasant but rarely serious,’ is spread easily from one person to another and lasts between …


Local NHS issues advice for residents on Winter Vomiting Disease

News & events | 16 Dec 2004 | Tags: norovirus

Two local NHS organisations are teaming up to issue health advice for local residents, following an increase in cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in the community, which is probably due to Winter Vomiting Disease (also known as norovirus). Wandsworth Primary Care Trust (PCT) and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation …