The medical ward at the Southern General remains open with four patients being treated for MRSA infection in a temporary designated cohort isolation area.
Both the Intensive Care Unit at the Southern General and the Intensive Therapy Unit at Inverclyde Royal Hospital are still not admitting new patients. Two patients are being treated for MRSA infection in each Unit.
Appropriate infection control precautions are in place and the situation is being monitored continuously.
Contingency plans are in place for any patient who would normally be admitted to either Unit to be transferred to other units in nearby hospitals
A further update will be issued on Monday, October 29th, late afternoon.
The acquisition of MRSA is complex and many factors can affect its transmission in hospitals or healthcare facilities. For example, colonized patients can arrive at hospital with the infection having already acquired it in the community.
Another factor affecting transmission includes the fact that some patients are more vulnerable to the infection due to their underlying medical condition or type of treatment.
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