NHS Highland have confirmed that a fourth ward has been closed at Raigmore Hospital due to diarrhoea and vomiting.
Ward 2A is the latest ward to close at the Inverness hospital, following the closure of Wards 2C, 6C and 7A earlier in the week.
A suspension has been placed on visiting any of the closed wards and restrictions have been placed on visiting to all other wards in the hospital.
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Consultant microbiologist Vanda Plecko said: “We can confirm that a number of patients have tested positive for norovirus. We have placed a suspension on visiting in Wards 2C, 6C, 7A and 2A for the time being.
“In the wards not affected we ask that visiting is restricted to two visitors per patient and would once again request that children do not visit the hospital.
“We would ask that anyone coming into the hospital needs to be clear of any norovirus symptoms for at least 48 hours. By doing this we will limit the spread as much as possible.
“For the four wards affected (Wards 2C, 6C, 7A and 2A) we would ask that all non-essential visitors stay away from the hospital. However, if you feel that visiting is essential, please contact the ward first by phone before coming to the hospital.”