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Covid in Scotland: Wishaw hospital closes ‘number of wards’

Covid in Scotland: Wishaw

A clinic has ventured up cleaning measures and shut wards to new patients after a spike in Covid cases.

  • College Hospital Wishaw said it was encountering an expansion in the quantity of patients being conceded with Covid-19.
  • NHS Lanarkshire said “various wards” are shut to new confirmations subsequently.

The wellbeing board likewise uncovered failures in its cleaning system have been distinguished.

An inner audit found that “not the entirety of the improved cleaning measures set up because of the pandemic were all the while being completed to the furthest reaches”.

This has now been amended said the board, which has additionally upgraded its testing system for new confirmations.

‘No stone unturned’

Heather Knox, NHS Lanarkshire CEO, stated: “We are endeavoring to do all that we can to limit the degree of contamination at the medical clinic.

“To guarantee we investigate every possibility as we work to diminish interruption to patients and administrations, this will incorporate a careful survey through our clinical audit method.

“The audit will take a top to bottom glance at contamination levels all through the emergency clinic and recognize what more should be possible to handle this.”

Most recent figures show NHS Lanarkshire has 160 patients in its clinics with an as of late affirmed Covid determination.

The chamber zone of North Lanarkshire, where Wishaw University Hospital is found, has a week after week sure rate for Covid of 138.6 cases per 100,000, the tenth most elevated in Scotland.