Norovirus shuts Royal Dundee Liff Hospital ward

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A WARD at the Royal Dundee Liff Hospital has been closed to new admissions because of suspected outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

A spokeswoman for NHS Tayside said: “Ward 19 at Royal Dundee Liff Hospital has been closed to new admissions following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea which is thought to be caused by norovirus, more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

“The ward has been closed to new patients as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus and all appropriate infection control measures have been put in place. Winter vomiting is extremely common at this time of year in the wider community. “

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