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Stay home with sickness bug, advises NHS

Local health services are asking you to stay at home if you’re suffering with sickness and diarrhoea to avoid spreading the infection to others.

Doctors at Southampton General Hospital are seeing large numbers of people attending the emergency department with no other symptoms than sickness instead of requested advice by phone from their GP or NHS 111.

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Think first this winter and get better faster!

Local GPs are urging city residents to ‘Think First’ in a Southampton seasonal health campaign designed to help people get the right care faster during the busy winter period.

Bitterne GP and Clinical Chair of NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Steve Townsend, said: “Our winter campaign gives clear information and advice on the steps people can take to get the care and treatment they need quickly."

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Good hygiene is key as sickness bug hits

People are being advised to take stringent hygiene precautions, after norovirus – the ‘winter vomiting bug’ – has led to the closure of two wards at Southampton General Hospital.

Patients and visitors should avoid coming to the hospital unless it is absolutely necessary, to help prevent the bug spreading.

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Event signals new era in tackling city’s mental health issues

A landmark event to take forward the city’s commitment to tackling mental health is being held today (1pm-5pm) at Solent University.

The aim of the event, sponsored by Southampton Connect and Solent University, is to put the spotlight on the very real issues and challenges facing those with a mental health problem in the city and to explore the future of mental health services in Southampton.

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