15 Apr 2009

Norovirus continues to affect Palmerston North hospital

6:01 am on 15 April 2009

Up to five people a day are still falling ill with norovirus at Palmerston North Hospital, Midcentral District Health Board says.

At least 150 patients and staff have caught the bug in the last four weeks.

Board spokesperson, Susan Moore, says up to 15 people a day were becoming ill, and that has now dropped to about five.

The hospital has postponed all elective surgery, she says, and will review the situation at the end of the week.