Sickness bug shuts four wards at University Hospital of North Staffordshire
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
By Dave Blackhurst
FOUR wards have been closed to new patients because of a bug outbreak at Staffordshire's biggest hospital.
The restrictions mean up to 80 beds at the 1,100-bed University Hospital of North Staffordshire are out of action and unable to take emergency cases from its overstretched A&E unit.
The wards have been sealed off to new admissions to help tackle cases of the winter vomiting bug.
Hospital officials today urged visitors with the symptoms of the so-called norovirus to stay away from the hospital.