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Limited visiting allowed again at Raigmore Hospital

By Gavin Musgrove

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Visiting has resumed for most of Raigmore Hospital.
Visiting has resumed for most of Raigmore Hospital.

Visiting at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness has moved to Level One meaning up to two visitors are able to visit patients.

But Ward 7C – which remains closed due to a small number of Covid cases – continues at essential visiting only.

Evelyn Gray, Associate Nurse Director – Acute, said: “We know just how difficult it is for everyone involved when visiting restrictions are put in place and I am pleased that we have been able to move Raigmore Hospital back to level one visiting.

“I must stress, however, that the risk of Covid cannot be ignored.

"We are taking a cautious approach with this and ask that visitors should still liaise with the ward to ensure arrangements are agreed before they come in to visit.

“We would also ask, as per national guidance, that visitors take an LFD test before coming into any of our hospitals and only visit if the test is negative.

"Please do not visit the hospital if you or anyone else in your household has tested positive for Covid-19 or has any symptoms.”

Mrs Gray added: “We are grateful to the public for your ongoing cooperation and understanding.

"If you are visiting the hospital please ensure that you wear a face mask and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before you go onto the ward/department and as you leave the hospital.”

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