A small number of patients on ward 12 at the Royal were recently diagnosed with flu. Those affected received appropriate treatment and were nursed separately from other patients. As a result of vigilance and we were able to bring it under control promptly. There have been no new cases in the last three days and this outbreak is now considered to be resolved.”
We ask visitors who have cold and flu symptoms, such as a cough, runny nose or high temperature, to stay away from the hospital to avoid passing on their infections to our patients.”
A woman is in a critical but stable condition at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester after contracting a form of swine flu.
Jennifer Scott, who is 27 and from Sanquhar in Dumfriesshire, was transferred by helicopter from Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary earlier this week.
The Scottish Sun reports Ms Scott was pregnant and collapsed during her mother's funeral, adding that doctors performed an emergency caesarian section before Ms Scott was airlifted to Leicester.
"We can confirm that the patient has been transferred to Glenfield Hospital and is currently on a ECMO machine in ITU.
"The patient was flown to Glenfield Hospital as it is one of a limited number of hospitals in the UK that has this specialist piece of equipment. The patient is currently in a critical but stable condition."
– University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust spokesperson