Fourth ward is hit by bug
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.”