Doncaster Royal Infirmary: Do not visit our patients !

Doncaster Royal Infirmary: Do not visit our patients !

As from the Doncaster Homepage (Given credit to this as this one of the few who actually update their website when an outbreak is known, we find this a VERY good policy and urge all other healthcare organisation to take an example of this!)


A number of wards at Doncaster Royal Infirmary are closed to new patients because they are affected by seasonal , caused by the .

So visitors – please stay away and don’t risk bringing infections into hospital where vulnerable patients may be affected. Getting an infection while in hospital means a longer stay – and ‘blocks’ a bed that another patient may need.

Our advice is:

  • don’t come to hospital as an inpatient, outpatient, or visitor if you have any signs of a stomach upset
  • at home, always wash your hands thoroughly after using the lavatory and before handling food
  • if visiting someone in hospital is unavoidable, wash your hands before and after the visit. Use the hand gel provided at the entrances to the wards. Please don’t use patients’ lavatories
  • if you have had a stomach upset, wait until you have been free of symptoms for at least 48 hours before visiting hospital where there are sick and vulnerable patients.

Official webiste of Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

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