Sunday, January 19, 2020
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The MacKinnon Memorial Hospital in Broadford has reopened to new admissions.

The hospital closed earlier on 15 January due to a number of patients being confirmed with flu.

The hospital has closed beds as a result of control of infection due to flu but is able to admit new patients.

Chrisann O’Halloran, senior charge nurse, said: “We have been able to reopen some of our beds today allowing us to admit new patients.

“We have also reopened to visitors but would ask that people refrain from visiting our patients in isolation rooms so as to reduce any risk of spread of infection.

“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.”

It was also agreed to lift the visiting suspension that has been in place at Raigmore Hospital. However there are still restrictions in place that all members of the public are asked to adhere to.  

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