South Scotland

Bug outbreak prompts Borders General Hospital ward closure

A sickness bug outbreak has prompted the closure of one ward and two bays at the Borders General Hospital to new admissions.

NHS Borders said a number of patients were suffering from "gastrointestinal symptoms".

Ward 12 has been shut as well as a bay in Ward 16 and a bay in the hospital's stroke unit.

Visitors to Ward 12 have been "strongly discouraged", with relatives and carers asked to "carefully consider" visiting.

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