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Public urged to avoid A&E 'unless necessary'

Health bosses try and limit spread of Norovirus

Those suffering from diarrhoea or vomiting are being urged to avoid A&E unless 'absolutely necessary'.

Health bosses are aiming to limit the spread of Norovirus after two wards at Noble's Hospital were closed this week.

Ward 8 partially reopened yesterday whilst Ward 5 remains closed to new admissions over the weekend.

Visits are limited in both wards.

The public is being asked to try and deal with symptoms of sickness at home by drinking fluids and contacting GPs - and only go to A&E if they have to.

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