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Temporary closure of stroke ward 'did not harm patients'

Temporary closure of stroke ward 'did not harm patients'
30th December 2010

Temporary closure of the stroke unit at Noble's Hospital in the Isle of Man did not harm patients, according to health minister David Anderson.

The unit closed on December 23rd due to staff illness and stroke patients had to be transferred to other wards within the hospital.

It was decided that the unit must be closed so there was no risk of staff who were ill spreading infection through the ward.

 "I am grateful for the staff's efforts in making sure we have been able to reopen so quickly," said Mr Anderson.

The ward opened again on Wednesday, December 29th.

Meanwhile, the Stroke Association has warned that the cold weather can increase chances of suffering a stroke due to increased blood pressure.

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