Ward 16 expected to re-open

Ward 16 at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is expected to reopen later today (Friday, March 11) to admissions, transfers and routine visiting following a number of patients experiencing symptoms of nausea and diarrhoea (clinically known as norovirus).

There have been no new cases reported since the 8 March.

Dr Martin Connor, Consultant Microbiologist said: “I would like to thank all our staff and visitors for their continued cooperation and support during the outbreak. To have contained this highly contagious virus in one ward is a credit to all staff concerned.

“As always we would urge anyone experiencing symptoms of sickness and diarrhoea or anyone who has had contact with someone with the symptoms not to visit any hospital setting for at least 48 hours”