Increased cases of norovirus - information for patients and visitors

Over the past few days, there has been an increase in the number of cases of norovirus in and around Southampton.

This is currently affecting some of the wards in our hospitals and restrictions have been put in place to contain the virus. 

If you are feeling ill or have recently had diarrhoea or vomiting, it is really important that you do not visit the hospitals until you are at least 72 hours free of symptoms. 

Visitors are also encouraged to wash hands carefully with soap and water both before and after visiting a clinical ward area. You should also make use of the alcohol gels available.

If you are due to have an outpatients appointment and feel unwell, please call the department to see if it is still suitable for you to attend. 

Choosing the right services

Our emergency department is just one of the services available to you in Southampton. If you need medical attention but it is not life threatening, there are a number of other NHS services to choose from.

Selecting the right place to go will help you get the treatment you need faster. Find out more about urgent care services here

Posted on Tuesday 14 May 2019