20 Aug 2008

Norovirus at rest home in Greymouth

11:58 am on 20 August 2008

There is an outbreak of norovirus in Greymouth.

Residents are asked not to visit Greymouth Hospital for non-urgent outpatient appointments and non-urgent surgery, if they've had diarrhoea or vomitting in the past 48 hours.

West Coast District Health Board says half of the residents in Kowhai Manor Resthome have the virus, which is highly infectious.

The DHB says it's not in Greymouth Hospital yet and it is keen to avoid the situation faced in Dunedin.