Visiting restrictions eased to level one at Raigmore Hospital

Up to two visitors are jointly able to see their loved ones, but ward 7C remains closed due to a small number of Covid cases.

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Inverness: Visiting at Raigmore Hospital has moved to level one.

Visiting at Raigmore Hospital has been eased to level one.

Up to two visitors are now jointly able to see their loved ones at the Inverness hospital, NHS Highland confirmed on Monday.

However, ward 7C remains closed with only essential visiting allowed due to a small number of Covid cases.

The health board restricted visiting at Raigmore and at New Craigs Hospital at the end of last year.

Evelyn Gray, associate nurse director – Acute, said: “We know just how difficult it is for everyone involved when visiting restrictions are put in place and I am pleased that we have been able to move Raigmore Hospital back to level one visiting.

“I must stress, however, that the risk of Covid cannot be ignored.

“We are taking a cautious approach with this and ask that visitors should still liaise with the ward to ensure arrangements are agreed before they come in to visit.”

Visitors are being asked to take a lateral flow device test before heading to the hospital and only go if the result is negative.

Ms Gray added: “Please do not visit the hospital if you or anyone else in your household has tested positive for Covid-19 or has any symptoms.

“We are grateful to the public for your ongoing cooperation and understanding.

“If you are visiting the hospital please ensure that you wear a face mask and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before you go onto the ward/department and as you leave the hospital.”

Scottish Government guidance on hospital visiting is available here.