Fourth ward is hit by bug

The Herald - - NEWS -

HEALTH chiefs say a fourth ward at a High­land hospi­tal has been closed to new ad­mis­sions be­cause of di­ar­rhoea and vom­it­ing.

Ward 2A is the lat­est to close at Raig­more Hospi­tal, In­ver­ness af­ter wards 2C, 6C and 7A ear­lier this week.

NHS High­land has sus­pended vis­it­ing to each of the closed wards and im­posed a re­stric­tion on vis­it­ing to all other wards in the hospi­tal.

It said it is seek­ing sup­port from the pub­lic to help pre­vent it spread­ing to other wards.

Vanda Plecko, con­sul­tant mi­cro­bi­ol­o­gist at NHS High­land, ex­plained: “We would ask that any­one com­ing into the hospi­tal needs to be clear of any norovirus symp­toms for at least 48 hours. By do­ing this we will limit the spread as much as pos­si­ble.”

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