Help your hospital manage flu

Cambridge University Hospitals, which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, is asking people not to visit the hospital unless absolutely necessary, due to increased cases of flu.

Children under 12 who are visiting friends and relatives will only be admitted onto wards at the discretion of the ward manager.

Anyone with symptoms of flu is advised not to visit the hospital, including the food areas, until they have been free from symptoms for 48 hours.

If you are unwell and require medical advice, please contact NHS 111 and only attend the hospital if advised or if it is an emergency.

A number of clinical areas are currently affected by the symptoms of flu. Strict infection control processes are in place to stop the spread of this highly contagious virus and to keep patients safe.

Dr Liam Brennan, Deputy Medical Director at Cambridge University Hospitals, said: “Having an increased number of patients with flu presents huge challenges around isolating infectious patients in a hospital that is already very busy. The public can play their part in helping us manage these outbreaks by staying away unless it is absolutely necessary to come to hospital.”


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