Hos­pi­tal ward closed to new ad­mis­sions

The Oban Times - - News -

WARD 2C at Raig­more Hos­pi­tal has been closed to new ad­mis­sions fol­low­ing a num­ber of pa­tients be­ing di­ag­nosed with flu.

Three pa­tients have tested pos­i­tive for flu and as a pre­cau­tion the ward has been closed.

Rel­a­tives and friends are be­ing asked to avoid vis­it­ing Ward 2C if pos­si­ble and should tele­phone the nurse in charge be­fore trav­el­ling to the hos­pi­tal. The ward can be reached by call­ing the Raig­more Hos­pi­tal switch­board on 01463 704000.

Dr Adam Brown, con­sul­tant mi­cro­bi­ol­o­gist for NHS High­land, said: ‘By re­strict­ing vis­it­ing to the af­fected area, it helps hos­pi­tal staff pro­tect the health, pri­vacy and dig­nity of our pa­tients.

‘We would also ask that peo­ple do not come to the hos­pi­tal to visit if they have, or live with some­one who has, had any re­cent flu-like symp­toms.

‘ Ward staff will be happy to talk to vis­i­tors on the phone so they can get up­dates on how their rel­a­tives are.’

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