Bug closes hospital ward

LOCAL people travelling to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee are being made aware that a ward at the facility has been closed due to the winter vomiting bug.

Ward five has been closed to new admissions following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea which is thought to be caused by the Norovirus.

The medicine ward has been closed to new patients as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus and all appropriate infection control measures have been put in place.

 An NHS Tayside spokeswoman added: “We know that vomiting and diarrhoea is circulating in the wider community at the moment so to help us minimise the spread of these bugs, we ask people who may be feeling unwell or experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea not to visit their friends and family members who are in hospital.

“We would urge them to stay away until at least 48 hours after they are free of all symptoms.”