Kelso Community Hospital has re-opened following a recent outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Joint Director of Public Health, Dr Tim Patterson said:  “Although the Borders General Hospital and our Community Hospitals currently have no ward closures this can change very quickly. In order to safeguard vulnerable patients and enable us to limit the spread of gastrointestinal viruses, we continue to ask members of the public to carefully consider their visits to the hospital, and that anyone who has experienced diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms in the past 48 hours does not visit the hospital.

“I would like to thank the public for responding to the requests that we have made in relation to the recent outbreak in Kelso.”