Sickness bug closes hospital ward

A medical ward at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings has been closed following confirmed cases of norovirus.

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Newington Ward was closed to new admissions on Thursday (April 23) after two people displayed symptoms of the highly-contagious bug, which causes vomiting and diarrhoea.

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A spokesperson for the hospital said the ward would reopen 48 hours after the last person stops exhibiting symptoms of the bug.