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Raigmore Hospital A&E re-opens after flooding


By Gavin Musgrove

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The waiting room at Raigmore Hospital’s emergency department has re-opened after a problem with this morning with localised flooding.

The facility in Inverness is Badenoch and Strathspey's main A&E hospital.

The A&E department waiting room at Raigmore Hospital has been closed temporarily because of localised flooding.
The A&E department waiting room at Raigmore Hospital has been closed temporarily because of localised flooding.

An NHS Highland spokesperson said: "The waiting area has been fixed and it, along with the ambulance entrance, is now open

"Thanks to all for their cooperation."

After the flood all visitors were guided by signage at the main door redirecting them to a temporary waiting room. Ambulance staff entry to the unit was also moved to the other side.

Jane Buckley, divisional general manager for the medical division at Raigmore Hospital, said: “The heavy rainfall overnight had an impact on the waiting area in our emergency department. We would apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Temporary measures ensured the department remained fully operational.


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