GP Unit back in action

Montrose Infirmary
Montrose Infirmary

Montrose’s GP Unit is back up and running three months after the town’s infirmary shut temporarily due to a system failure.

NHS Tayside closed the hospital on Bridge Street in April, following the failure of its heating and water systems.

The health body re-opened the Infirmary’s community maternity unit on June 21, which has resumed full services since then.

Four babies were born at the maternity ward last week.

However, the GP ward remained closed until now with patients from Montrose being cared for at Brechin Infirmary.

The GP Unit re-opened for admissions last Wednesday (July 16) and services have resumed to normal.

A spokesperson from NHS Tayside said: “Seven patients were transferred from Brechin Infirmary to the Montrose GP Unit after being clinically assessed by their GP and all are settling in well.

“A further two patients have been transferred from Ninewells Hospital during the week.

“We would like to thank the domestic and estates staff for all of their hard work and reiterate our thanks to all staff and GPs in Brechin and Montrose for their support in ensuring patients and their families continued to receive the best care possible during the temporary closure.”