PERFORMANCE: The foundation trust has reported a suspected outbreak of norovirus at its Furness General Hospital.

Morecambe Bay issued a statement today (11 March 2013) asking the public to “be vigilant” following a suspected outbreak of the virus on Ward 4 of the Furness hospital.

It stated that 12 patients were currently suffering from symptoms.

The trust asked would-be visitors to refrain from visiting the hospital unless they had been symptom free for at least 72 hours, or required emergency treatment.

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