The Health Board is responding to a COVID-19 outbreak at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, which has affected three adult wards.
There are currently 14 patients affected. There are no staff affected in the outbreak wards and no patients from these wards have needed to be admitted to Intensive Care.
The hospital outbreak has been declared on the advice of Infection Prevention and Control Team and the Lead Infection Control Doctor. Infection control procedures are being implemented to minimise the spread of this highly infectious virus and this includes the reintroduction of a ‘no visiting’ policy at the hospital, with the exception of visits agreed for Maternity and Paediatrics patients.
The Health Board continues to work closely with Public Health Wales and Consultants for Communicable Disease.
We would ask anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to avoid visiting our hospitals across Gwent. Those people affected should isolate, arrange for a test, and manage their symptoms at home. Patients with worsening symptoms should call NHS 111 for help and advice. As always, please dial 999 in an emergency.