Elderly patients are being moved to a different ward at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin after a potential legionella risk was identified in the water supply.
‘Best course of action’
Ward seven is on the first floor, and the floor below houses teams including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dietitians, who will also move to other locations while works are carried out.
Some medical and administrative staff also have offices in this area, who will also be relocated.
Hospital general manager Alasdair Pattinson said: “I know this move will cause inconvenience and disruption for patients, their families, and staff alike.
“However, the safety of everyone in Dr Gray’s Hospital must be a priority. Until we can properly understand and deal with this water quality issue, this is the best course of action.”