CORONAVIRUS cases have been identified at a community hospital in the Borders.
Hay Lodge Hospital, in Peebles, has recorded a “small number” of positive COVID-19 tests, according to NHS Borders.
In a press release issued at 5pm today (December 16), the health board said the hospital has “closed” and visiting is “limited to essential visits only”.
Meanwhile, NHS Borders also confirmed that the number of cases linked to the outbreak at the Borders General Hospital (BGH) remains at 22.
Gareth Clinkscale, associate director of acute services for NHS Borders, said: “A senior multidisciplinary team is continuing to oversee the management of the outbreak and the situation in the BGH and Hay Lodge is being reviewed and monitored very closely.
“There are robust Infection Prevention and Control measures in place across NHS Borders to keep our staff and patients as safe as possible.”
“Visiting to other Community Hospitals remains unchanged with local restrictions in place at Hay Lodge Hospital.”