Hospital hit by salmonella outbreak

A salmonella outbreak has struck down more than 20 people at a hospital in the West Midlands.

Four members of staff and 19 patients at Birmingham’s Heartlands Hospital have so far tested positive for a common strain of the bacteria.

Eight of the victims, who are all in a stable condition, are currently receiving treatment.

Cause remains unknown

Health officials have expressed concern over the “unusual” outbreak.

A spokesman for Heartlands Hospital said stringent testing had not highlighted any signs of salmonella bacteria in hospital food or water as inspectors continue to carry out an investigation into the cause of the bacteria.

Restrictions have since been put in place on visitors to a total of eight wards at the hospital, while strict, deep-cleaning processes have been put in place in a bid to clear the site of traces of salmonella.

All visitors to the hospital are being asked to wash their hands on entry and exit from any ward area. They are also being advised not to visit if they have experienced diarrhoea or vomiting within the previous 48 hours.

Food poisoning compensation

If you’ve been the victim of food poisoning, you could be entitled to seek compensation.

Symptoms range from vomiting, cramps, diarrhoea and stomach upsets to those that are far more serious – such as damage to the nervous system, paralysis, and in the most extreme cases, even death.

Luckily, however, most cases of food poisoning are not serious and the symptoms are relatively short-lived.

Nevertheless, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you deserve, especially if you’ve had to take time off work as a result, plus offer you all the support you need when making a public liability claim.

Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333  500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.

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