Princess Royal Hospital reopens to visitors after sickness bug

Princess Royal Hospital Haywards Heath SUS-150701-123513001
Princess Royal Hospital Haywards Heath SUS-150701-123513001

Hospital wards at the Princess Royal have opened to visitors again after a ‘nasty’ sickness bug closed wards for nearly a week.

At its peak, 60 patients and 37 members of staff were affected by the sickness bug, with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea.

Staff at the Haywards Heath hospital said the bug was a strain of norovirus - also known as the winter vomiting bug.

Sherree Fagge, chief nurse said: “I am very grateful to everybody who helped us to contain the particularly nasty strain of norovirus that was affecting significant numbers of staff and patients at the Princess Royal Hospital last week.

“The wards are now open to visitors again and we remind everybody to practice good hand hygiene – regularly washing your hands with soap and water will help prevent the spread of infection.”