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Bug caused havoc
6:00pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
HEALTH chiefs say they cannot cope with another winter like this one after a ‘virulent’ vomiting bug caused havoc in hospital wards.
The full impact of the winter diarrhoea and vomiting bug norovirus on county hospitals was laid bare at a meeting of NHS chiefs.
Harry Turner, chairman of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “It’s clear we can’t go through this again next winter.”
Deputy chief executive Chris Tidman said: “Norovirus is much earlier in its arrival and is a more virulent strain.”
At the height of the outbreak in November 166 beds were closed across the trust.