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Monday, January 30, 2012

UK : Outbreak of norovirus put pressure on Gorleston’s James Paget Hospital

Via EDP 24, excerpt :

" A Norfolk hospital’s recent outbreak of norovirus was its worst for more than a decade, it has emerged.

At its height, eight wards at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston were shut to new admissions, causing significant pressures and the most serious outbreak it has had since 2001.

The news comes as it emerges the Department of Health’s intensive support team, which has been working with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn to improve performance, will now be working with the James Paget to bring down its accident and emergency waiting times.

Nationally, the number of people spending more than four hours in A&E has risen, according to new figures."

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