Visiting restrictions have been revised at NHS Wirral hospitals, following a reduction in Norovirus and Flu cases.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital issued a notice on December 19, advising visitors to stay away if they were feeling unwell or have been vomiting, sneezing or had diarrhoea in the last 48 hours.

Several other restrictions were announced at the same time but have now been relaxed. Children under the age of 12 are now permitted to visit the hospitals again.

A new statement still asks unwell visitors to stay away under the same conditions.

Visiting is still restricted to no more than two people per patient at any time, unless discussed and agreed with the ward manager.

Patients should still ensure that all unnecessary possessions that cannot fit in their locker are kept at home to help keep the wards thoroughly clean.

Hazel Richards, Chief Nurse said: “We appreciate the help and support from the public in following our visiting restrictions and while we have lifted some of these, we would ask for your continued support to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to the hospital.”

Restrictions limiting the number of visitors to the Emergency Department and Urgent Medical Assessment Centre to one per patient have now been lifted.

If you require any further clarification, call Arrowe Park Hospital on 0151 678 5111.