PERFORMANCE: Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has closed two wards due to an outbreak of norovirus at the trust.

It is asking members of the public who have recently experienced nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea not to visit its hospitals to prevent the spread of the infection.

Norovirus is currently present on Ward 10 and the pre-discharge ward at Stafford Hospital.

Both wards are closed to admissions, transfers and discharges to nursing/residential homes and visiting is currently limited.