A hospital in Ross-shire has been closed to new admissions and visits due to Covid-19.
Invergordon County Community Hospital is closed to new admissions and visits following the detection of a small number of cases of the virus, NHS Highland confirmed today.
Patients are clinically assessed and monitored and normal hospital care continues.
All appropriate infection prevention and control measures have been put in place, he added.
Close contacts have been identified and given appropriate counseling and support.
These measures will be reviewed on a regular basis “We did not take this decision lightly and recognize that it could cause great concern and anxiety for patients and their loved ones during this time: A spokesperson said..
“If your visit is essential, please contact the ward your relative or loved one is on, and the staff will help you make arrangements.
“Please do not visit any of our hospitals or healthcare facilities if you or anyone else in your household has tested positive for Covid-19 or is showing symptoms.
“It is more important than ever to respect the instructions for distancing, washing hands and wearing a face covering.”
NHS Highland has urged people to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 by having regular LFD tests and booking a PCR test if you have symptoms.