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Two wards at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness closed to new admissions due to coronavirus and norovirus


By Val Sweeney

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Two wards at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness have closed to new admissions due to cases of coronavirus and norovirus.
Two wards at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness have closed to new admissions due to cases of coronavirus and norovirus.

Cases of coronavirus and norovirus have resulted in two wards at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness being closed to new admissions.

Ward 7C is closed to new admissions and restricted to essential visiting only due to an outbreak of norovirus.

Ward 6C is also closed to new admissions due to confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the ward. It is also restricted to essential visiting only.

NHS Highland has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

"If your visit is essential, please contact the ward your relative or loved one is in, and the staff will support you with arrangements," it said in a statement.

"Please take an LFD (lateral flow device) test prior to visiting all health and social care settings and only visit if your test result is negative.

"It is more important than ever to keep to guidance about distancing, hand washing, and wearing a face covering.

"We recognise these arrangements are not ideal and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

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