MOUNT Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood is limiting the amount of visitors in the current health emergency.

East and North Herts NHS Trust says it has stopped visitors attending in-patient wards across all its sites, unless by prior arrangement with the nurse in charge.

Outpatients have been advised to bring only one person to accompany them.

A trust spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but protecting patients and staff is our priority.”