The section below outlines the current restrictions and reported outbreaks in Somerset due to diarrhoea and/or vomiting (Norovirus).
This information is provided by each organisation for the purposes of capacity management and reflects only those restrictions required by them.
For information or advice about Norovirus, its symptoms and how to reduce the spread of the virus see:
NHS Choices – Norovirus
Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It's also called the "winter vomiting bug" because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year.
Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.
Read more: www.nhs.uk/conditions/Norovirus/Pages/Introduction.aspx
If you or a family member are experiencing symptoms of Noro Virus and you are concerned about your health telephone 111 .
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day and is free to call from your home telephone or mobile.
Public Health England
For advice about a local outbreak of Norovirus in your community contact Public Health England. Tel: 0300 303 8162
THIS INFORMATION WAS LAST UPDATED ON:
Friday 23rd February 2018 at 12.15hrs
TAUNTON AND SOMERSET HOSPITAL - some restrictions in place
Portman - Whole Ward - Confirmed Norovirus. Earliest likely opening - Monday 26th February
Exmoor - Whole Ward - Confirmed Norovirus. Earliest likely opening - Sunday 25th February
Dunkery - bay A - confirmed norovirus. Earliest opening - Sunday 25th February 2018
Eliot Ward - whole ward - Confirmed Norovirus. Earliest likely opening - Sunday 25th February
YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL - no restrictions in place
SOMERSET PARTNERSHIP - no restrictions in place
ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL - no issues reported
WESTON AREA NHS TRUST - some restrictions in place
Cheddar Ward - closed due to confirmed Norovirus.
CARE HOMES & SCHOOLS (Via Public Health England) -
Frith House care home BoS -Flu/ILI onset 17/2/18
Wyndham House care home Minehead - Flu/ILI - date reported 20/2/18
Oaktrees care home Bridgwater - Flu/ILI - reported 20/2/18
Rowden House care home Frome - Flu/ILI - onset 14/2/18
Eastleigh Care Home, Minehead – confirmed Norovirus outbreak, 6/2/18
Stockmoor Lodge Care Home, Bridgwater – confirmed Flu outbreak, 11/2/18
Carrington House Residential Home - D&V outbreak - onset date 20/2/18
Acacia Nursing Home Yeovil - D&V - onset 2/2/18
Additional Contact Numbers:
RUH IP+C team - 01225 825463
Health Protection Unit Southwest (South) - 08442 253557
SCCG by Taunton & Somerset IP+C Team