Better known as the winter vomiting bug, norovirus is highly contagious and is the most common cause of stomach bugs (gastroenteritis) in England.

Information on norovirus, including symptoms and treatment, is available on NHS Choices and on the Public Health England site.

Download our patient information leaflet Gastroenteritis caused by norovirus and other viruses.

If you are suffering from Norovirus please do not visit the hospital until 72 hours after your symptoms have resolved. This is to prevent the spread of infections to patients in the hospital.