As per recent reports, it has been declared that Raigmore hospital has been forced to temporarily close its intensive care unit following spread of bacterium Pseudomonas infection.
It has been reported that last Friday, during a routine test being conducted, it was discovered that the bacterium had infected three patients, who were being treated at the hospital.
Previous reports suggest that the outbreak of the bacterium was held responsible for death of four babies in Northern Ireland, out of which three babies died at Belfast's Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital, in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Raigmore said, “The source of its cases was linked back to ICU. As a precaution, the hospital's infection control and prevention team advised the unit needed to be temporarily closed to allow a thorough and rapid clean”.
In a statement, NHS Highland declared that patients, who were in ICU, have been shifted to theatre recovery area. Moreover, it affirmed that the ICU patients will be assisted with the same care and treatment as they were availing in ICU; the only difference is that they have been shifted to another place.
It has been discovered that this is for the second time the hospital has been hit by a bug; previously it was affected by Clostridium difficile outbreak.