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Visiting restrictions in place to prevent flu spreading in Wrexham Maelor Hospital

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Dec 29th, 2017.

Visiting restrictions have been enforced at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital following an increase in the number of people being admitted with the flu.

The restrictions have been put in place to help minimise the risk of flu spreading further in the hospital and to protect patients and staff.

Hospitals across North Wales have seen a rise in the number of people being admitted with flu – however the Wrexham Maelor Hospital is the only one so far to have put in the restrictions.

As a result Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is asking the public to help prevent flu spreading and only essential visits will be allowed at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

People who have been unwell with flu-like symptoms in the last seven days are also being urged not to visit the hospital unless it is an emergency.

A statement issued by a health board spokesperson, says: “Visitors to all of our hospitals should follow any advice notices and guidance both for their own protection and to help prevent the spread of infection.

“Flu is circulating in communities throughout North Wales and this action will help us reduce the spread of infection and keep our patients and staff safe this winter.”

You can check your symptoms out at www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/selfassessments/

You can also get expert advice on the best way to get care from NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or on their website at www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

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