Highlands & Islands

Four NHS Highland hospitals hit by sickness bugs

Patients and staff at four hospitals in the Highlands have been struck down by sickness and diarrhoea.

Nairn Town and County Hospital was completely shut to new admissions on Thursday. The in-patient ward is still affected.

Ward 3C at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness has been shut since Friday.

The latest hospitals to shut completely to new admissions are The Lawson Memorial in Golspie and Invergordon's County Community Hospital.

Thirty five patients in total and a number of staff have been affected.

The hospital in Invergordon was shut on Saturday and Lawson Memorial earlier on Monday.

Norovirus has been confirmed at three hospitals. Tests are being carried out on the illness affecting patients in Golspie.

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