‘Unusual infections’ identified at children’s hospital

Some procedures being relocated after infections discovered at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

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Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

A “small number of unusual infections” have been identified among patients at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH), NHS Grampian said on Friday.

The health board said it was changing some processes at the hospital’s theatres and considering the relocation of some procedures.

Patients are continuing to be admitted to the hospital.

NHS Grampian said in a statement: “We have identified a small number of unusual infections in patients treated at RACH. While we investigate the causes of this – and whether or not there is a link to the hospital environment – we are taking a very precautionary approach.

“This means we are changing some of our processes in theatres and considering the relocation of some procedures.

“This may lead to a delay for a very small number of patients, for which we apologise. We are communicating directly with both patients and staff about this. RACH continues to admit and treat patients as normal.”

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