Queen Elizabeth University Hospital: Ward reopens in Glasgow hospital after coronavirus outbreak

A ward at Scotland's biggest hospital has reopened after an outbreak of coronavirus among patients and staff.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 11:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 11:54 am

Positive cases of Covid were confirmed at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on Monday, with measures put in place to help stop the virus spreading further.

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A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) confirmed to the PA news agency the ward reopened on Tuesday.

The ward in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has reopened.

The hospital also houses the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab - one of the UK's three sites that was launched earlier this year to rapidly expand testing capacity.

Meanwhile, there has been no update on a similar outbreak in a cancer ward at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

As of Monday a "very small number of patients" have died, with NHS Lothian saying the number is under five.

Nine patients and six members of staff had also tested positive for Covid-19 and were self-isolating.

Reporting by PA

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