Ward 12 still closed after flu outbreak

Ward 12 at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary remains closed to routine admissions due to an outbreak of Influenza A infection.

Currently, 16 patients and six members of staff are affected by a respiratory illness that has been confirmed as Influenza A.

Some patients diagnosed with influenza infection on other wards, are being nursed on Ward 12, to allow the best use of resources and nursing skills at this time.

There are reports of increasing numbers Influenza cases being reported in the community.

Routine visiting to Ward 12 is discouraged.