Covid-19 outbreak at Hawick hospital

Hawick Community Hospital is closed to admissions with all but essential visiting suspended due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

By Kevin Janiak
Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 10:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 10:29 am
Hawick Community Hospital.

An NHS Borders spokesperson said: “The current visiting restrictions are in order to keep our patients and staff safe by reducing unnecessary footfall, thus helping to limit the spread of this highly transmissible virus.

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"The situation will be kept under regular review with visiting restrictions being eased as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Examples of “essential visiting” include a person receiving end-of-life care, to support someone with a mental health issue, dementia, a learning disability or autism , in general situations when someone is receiving information about life-changing illness or treatments, or other similar situations where support from another person is essential for advocacy and wellbeing.