ADVICE on how to stop the spread of norovirus has been issued after confirmed cases in some Wirral hospital wards.

The warning was issued by Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) who are urging anyone who has been experiencing symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the last 48 hours, to not visit patients at the hospital until they have been symptom free for at least two days.

The hospital say that it is 'vital' to promote the safety of vulnerable patients and avoid the spread in hospital.

To protect patients from the spread of norovirus all visitors must wash their hands with soap and water when entering or leaving the wards.

Paul Moore, acting chief nurse at WUTH said: “We are asking visitors to help prevent norovirus being brought into the hospital from the community.

“We would like to thank members of the public for their assistance at this time.”

There is no treatment for norovirus but you can take simple steps to help:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Take paracetamol as per instructions.
  • Always wash hands with soap and water before meals and after using the toilet.
  • Keep away from others, especially GP surgeries or hospitals.