Ward 7A at Raigmore Hospital has reopened for admissions and visitors after a deep clean.
It was closed on August 23 due to norovirus. Four patients had tested positive.
Catherine Stokoe, infection control manager for NHS Highland, yesterday praised staff for the way they responded.
“They worked incredibly hard during this time, in not only looking after patients but also in getting the wards deep cleaned and ready for reopening,” she said.
“The virus was kept contained to one bay on the ward which is testament to how hard all staff have worked during this outbreak.
“I’d also like to thank the public for their cooperation during this time. It’s never an easy decision to make when we ask visitors to stay away but doing this not only helped protect the privacy and dignity of our patients but also kept the virus as contained as possible.”
However, she added: “We know norovirus is still active in the community and we’d ask that if you, or someone you live with, has had symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting that you refrain from coming to the hospital until clear for 48 hours.”
There is no specific treatment for a norovirus infection. It is not usually necessary to visit a doctor.
The best course of action is to stay at home and to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.