Partial reopening of Lanark’s Lockhart Hospital after C.diff outbreak

THE total shutdown of Lanark’s Lockhart Hospital to new admissions following a C.diff outbreak was eased on Monday with one of the wards being re-opened.

As reported in last week’s Gazette, NHS Lanarkshire ordered a complete block on new patients after seven of the existing mainly frail and elderly ones contracted the dreaded infection.

Now the all-female Ward One has re-opened and the health authority claims it is getting on top of the problem.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Lanark Gazette.