Norovirus outbreak at Wrexham Maelor hospital: three wards still closed

The Daily Post By Eryl Crump reports 23rd December 2013:

“Norovirus outbreak at Wrexham Maelor hospital: three wards still closed


Vomiting bug first shut wards on Friday

Wrexham Maelor hospital – Phil Noble

Three wards at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital remain closed after an outbreak of a sickness and diarrhoea bug.

An infection control team are visiting each of the wards and are expected to confirm later if the wards can reopen or not.

A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) spokesman said the wards that have been symptom-free for 48 hours will be able to re-open once they’ve had extra cleaning.

At the end of last week BCUHB said 11 patients had experienced symptoms of the bug and urged people not to bring babies or young people on to the wards…..”

Both this and the previous posting on Bristol Children’s Hospital are further evidence of implosion. Watch for Board Resignations…

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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  1. Pingback: Bristol Children’s Hospital told to improve cleanliness | Gotelee Med Neg Blog

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