TB screening offered at Rotherham Hospital following death
- 29 May 2012
- From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire
A number of patients at Rotherham Hospital have been offered a test for tuberculosis following the death of a patient who had contracted the disease.
Rotherham NHS said although the risk of infection was low it had offered it as a precautionary measure.
Some staff who work at the hospital have also been reminded of the signs and symptoms.
Close contacts of the person who died have also been offered a test for the disease.