Friday, December 06, 2019
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MacKinnon Memorial Hospital in Skye has closed to new admissions following patients being diagnosed with flu.

Two patients have tested positive for flu and there are a further seven patients experiencing respiratory symptoms.

Visitors are being asked not to come to the hospital but staff will be happy to talk to them over the phone in order to provide them with updates on their loved ones.  These measures are likely to be in place for the next five days.  

Chrisann O'Halloran, senior charge nurse, said: “Flu is circulating in the community and has now impacted on the hospital here in Broadford. By restricting visiting to the affected areas it helps hospital staff protect the health, privacy and dignity of our patients.

“We fully appreciate there will be circumstances when visiting is of benefit to both patients and their families which we will look at on an individual basis and these can be discussed with myself as senior charge nurse.”

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