Breaking news: Covid-19 outbreak in elderly care ward at Angus hospital


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A ward for the elderly at Stracathro Hospital near Brechin has been closed to new admissions due to a coronavirus outbreak.

The Rowan and Willow units at the hospital provide old age psychiatric care.

Rowan ward is a mixed-sex unit with 13 beds providing admission, assessment and treatment for older people with functional mental health problems.

It has not been confirmed how many patients are affected.

A spokesperson for NHS Tayside said no new admissions would take place.

“The ward has been closed to new patients as a precautionary measure and all appropriate infection prevention and control measures have been put in place.”




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