Hospital issues sick bug appeal

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NOROVIRUS sufferers are urged not to visit Barnsley Hospital or visit casualty for treatment - unless advised.

They are being urged to stay away to help prevent the spread of the illness.

Dr Julian Humphrey, accident and emergency (A&E) consultant, said: “Norovirus is highly contagious and just a handful of patients with it can have a big impact on how quickly we can see and treat A&E patients.

Those infected are advised to wash their hands regularly and stay at home until clear of symptoms for 48 hours.