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Covid cases lead to closure of Bignold Wing at Caithness General Hospital


By Alan Hendry

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Caithness General Hospital in Wick. NHS Highland says normal patient care is continuing.
Caithness General Hospital in Wick. NHS Highland says normal patient care is continuing.

A Covid-19 outbreak has led to the Bignold Wing at Caithness General Hospital in Wick being closed to new admissions and visiting.

NHS Highland says all appropriate infection prevention and control measures are in place and close contacts have been identified.

A spokesperson for the health board said today: "Bignold Wing at Caithness General Hospital is closed to new admissions and visiting following the detection of a small number of cases of Covid-19.

"Patients are being clinically assessed and monitored with normal patient care continuing.

"All appropriate infection prevention and control measures have been put in place. Close contacts have been identified and given appropriate advice and support.

"Visiting to Rosebank Wing in the hospital has also been restricted to one designated visitor at the current time due to the increasing number of Covid cases within the community.

"We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone they should continue to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, wear a face covering when in enclosed spaces, clean your hands and surfaces regularly and immediately self-isolate and book a test if you develop symptoms."


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