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Covid admissions restrictions lifted at ward at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital


By Gavin Musgrove

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The new £20m Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital in Dalfaber, Aviemore.
The new £20m Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital in Dalfaber, Aviemore.

The ward at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital in Aviemore has reopened to new admissions and visitors.

NHS Highland bosses confirmed the restrictions had been lifted at the ward earlier today after its closure a fortnight ago due to a small outbreak of Covid.

An NHS Highland spokesman said: "Similar to all hospitals in NHS Highland we're at level 1 for visiting at the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital.

"This means two visitors per patient are allowed once again with visitors being asked to book in to ensure our areas can adhere to physical distancing."

NHS Highland had said at the time of the outbreak all appropriate infection prevention and control measures have been put in place.

Close contacts were identified and given appropriate advice and support.

An NHS Highland spokesperson said at the time of the closure that the decision has not taken reached lightly and they recognised it would 'cause a great deal of concern and anxiety for patients and their loved ones during this time'.

The measures had been kept under review.


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