Investigation Needed Into Hostel Norovirus Outbreak

Guests And Worker Hit By Illness

25.10.2010

A top lawyer has called for authorities to act urgently to discover what caused a suspected norovirus outbreak at the Glasgow Euro Hostel.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has revealed that more than 20 guests and one employee at the site have suffered symptoms of the illness, such as diarrhoea and sickness.

Infection control measures are in place at the site, while those affected have also been encouraged to use separate facilities from other guests.

Elaine Russell, a lawyer based at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office with much experience of dealing with such cases, said: “It is vital that authorities discover the root cause of these problems as soon as possible, especially as it has emerged in a hotel environment.

“We are contacted in relation to so many incidents in which people have had their precious time on holiday ruined by serious illnesses that could have been avoided had the correct procedures and standards been in place.

“I hope that any investigation into this case is completed in a timely manner and any findings which emerge are taken on board by all companies working in the hospitality industry.”