Raigmore hospital ward closed by C. diff

Raigmore hospital Health chiefs at Raigmore Hospital said there was "minimal" risks to patients

Related Stories

A hospital in the Highlands has been affected by an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff).

Ward 5C at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness - a non-surgical and medical ward - has been closed to new patients after the superbug was discovered.

NHS Highlands confirmed that two new cases of the bacterium had been found.

The ward has been shut as a precautionary move to prevent cross-infection and to allow specialist cleaning to take place.

Dr Jonty Mills, consultant microbiologist at Raigmore Hospital, said the risks to patients, staff and visitors was minimal and the restrictions would reduce the risk of the infection spreading.

It is the second time the hospital has had to close a ward due to C. diff, with one of its medical admission wards being affected by an outbreak last year.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Highlands & Islands



15 °C 9 °C


  • FlagsNational identity

    After the referendum, have two Scotlands emerged?

  • Two sphinxes guarding the entrance to the tombTomb mystery

    Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing

  • Tattooed person using tabletRogue ink

    People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos

  • Relief sculpture of MithrasRoman puzzle

    How to put London's mysterious underground temple back together

  • Deepika PadukoneBeauty and a tweet

    Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.