Last inpatient ward at Stamford Hospital closes temporarily

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STAMFORD Hospital’s last remaining in-patient ward has now closed temporarily.

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust announced two weeks ago that it was closing the John Van Geest ward for a refurbishment after an outbreak of a superbug clostridium difficile.

A spokeswoman said: “The John Van Geest ward has now closed temporarily.

“Patients who were on the ward have either been discharged or transferred to Peterborough City Hospital. All trust staff have been successfully transferred to wards at Peterborough City Hospital after a full induction to the site.

“The next step is to discuss the models of care options for John Van Geest, which will help establish a refurbishment plan for the coming months. Before a decision can be made on how we can best use the ward, a number of areas need to be assessed, including infection control and quality of care. A multi-disciplinary team has been formed to complete this task and it is hoped that we can reach a decision in the next few weeks.”