We always experience pressure at winter because of seasonal respiratory
infections. Across the hospital we are currently operating normally for
this time of year. The situation in individual departments can vary from
week to week.
Seasonal flu has not been a major issue for our
services so far this year, but it is wise to protect your family. We
urge families with vulnerable children to get the safe and effective flu
vaccination from their GP. Preventing the spread of germs is the single
most effective way to slow the spread of diseases such as swine flu.
You should always:
* wash your hands regularly with soap and water,
* clean surfaces regularly to get rid of germs,
* use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze,
* place used tissues in a bin as soon as possible.
For more information visit NHS Choices
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