Five wards closed at Altnagelvin Hospital following outbreak of norovirus

 

Altnagelvin Hospital

Five wards in Altnagelvin hospital have been closed after what has been described as the worst outbreak of the norovirus in almost 30 years.

Admissions to the hospitals surgery care of the elderly and urology wards have been suspended until further notice while two other wards are being closely monitored.

It's understood that the hospital also has control measures in place in a bid to stop the virus spreading.

Local Councillor Patricia Logue is urging those to only attend the hospital in the case of a real emergency: