Press Releases 2013

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Weston Trust statement on ambulance waiting times
In reaction to today’s news story by the BBC Ambulances face long delays at A&E , Nick Wood, Chief Executive, Weston Area Health NHS Trust said:   We make every effort to make sure that people aren't left waiting in ambulances and are admitted into our A&E department as soon as possible.   On some occasions the sheer numbers of people attending our A&E at once can result in unavoidable delays....
9 December 2013

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Visiting Hours Back To Normal – Norovirus Outbreak Contained
We are pleased to announce that the visiting hours at Weston General Hospital are now back to normal as the Norovirus outbreak has been contained and eliminated. You can visit loved ones from between 2:30-4:30pm and 6:30 – 8:30pm. There are also no visiting restrictions on children any more.
6 December 2013

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Visiting Times Restricted To Control Norovirus Outbreak
Weston General Hospital is restricting visiting times to one hour a day from 6:30-7:30pm to help minimize an outbreak of Norovirus affecting two wards in the hospital. Otherwise known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, Norovirus is highly infectious and easily passed from person to person. These visiting hours will remain in place from today, Thursday 28 November, until further notice. Children unde...
28 November 2013

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Publishing Nurse Staffing Levels Fully Supported by Weston NHS Trust
Welcoming today’s announcement by Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer of NHS England that nurse staffing levels will be published online in April, Chris Perry, Director of Nursing, Weston Area Health NHS Trust said: “Publishing nurse staffing levels is a move towards accountability and transparency and totally in keeping with a modern day NHS. “In fact, we already display this information...
19 November 2013

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Weston Staff get the Flu Jab!
Frontline staff at Weston General Hospital are being encouraged to have the flu jab to ensure they stay healthy this winter. Led by Director of Nursing Chris Perry (pictured here having her injection) the Trust is rolling out an immunisation programme to protect staff, visitors and patients from the virus. Staff who deal regularly with patients are being offered the vaccine free of charge. And ...
12 November 2013
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