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Scabies scare closes ward at Walsall Manor Hospital

By Jordan Reynolds | Walsall | Health | Published:

A ward at Walsall Manor Hospital was closed for 24 hours over a scabies scare.

Walsall Manor Hospital

Ward 3 was closed over the weekend due to a number of people showing signs of the skin infestation, which is caused by mites.

The trust which runs the hospital said the situation has been resolved and the ward is fully open.

Karen Dunderdale, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust director of nursing, said: “The quality of our patient care is our utmost priority.

"Ward 3 at Walsall Manor Hospital was closed for a 24-hour period over the weekend as a precaution due to a number of individuals showing signs and symptoms of scabies. This has now resolved and the ward is fully open.”

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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