Peebles hospital closed to new admissions

A Borders hospital has been closed to new admissions due to an outbreak of sickness there.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 6:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 8:40 am
Hay Lodge Hospital in Peebles.

Hay Lodge Hospital in Peebles is turning away new patients and also discouraging visitors from turning up in a bid to bring an outbreak of a suspected stomach bug at the Neidpath Road site under control.

An NHS Borders spokesperson said: “Hay Lodge Hospital is currently closed to admissions as a precaution due to a number of patients experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms.

“Routine visiting is strongly discouraged at this time, and relatives and carers are asked to carefully consider their visits to the hospital.

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“The general advice is to stay away from any hospital ward if you or anyone in your family has experienced symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the past 48 hours.”