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Winter vomiting bug strikes NHS

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A winter vomiting bug is causing chaos in hospitals across the country during the busy Christmas period, a pressure group has warned.
Health Emergency warned that Norovirus could leave services short-staffed at a time of year when demands on the health service are greatest.

Worst affected areas are Coventry and Warwickshire, Glasgow and Clyde, Northumberland and the North East.

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has closed four wards and Surrey and Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, has warned of a suspected outbreak at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.

Geoff Martin, Health Emergency head of campaigns, said: ‘Norovirus is causing havoc on the wards up and down the country and is leaving services dangerously exposed over the busy Christmas and New Year period.’
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