AN OUTBREAK of norovirus has forced a ward to close at the Alexandra Hospital.
Visitors are currently banned from Ward 5, while the Medical High Care ward at the Worcestershire Royal is also shut due to the winter vomiting bug.
It follows the closure of the county’s hospitals in February this year after the bug spread throughout the sites.
Anyone with concerns about visiting a relative is asked to contact the wards directly, while those who have experienced sickness or diarrhoea in the last 48 hours should not visit the hospitals at all.
To reduce the risk of passing the virus on to others, people are reminded to wash their hands regularly, while those with the bug should drink more fluids and not visit their GP.
Visit www.worcsacute.nhs.uk for more information.