Scottish nurse admitted to hospital for monitoring

She is in stable condition, NHS says

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter


Scottish nurse admitted to hospital for monitoring

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014, was admitted to hospital today under routine monitoring.

A registered NHS nurse, Ms Cafferkey, who has close Donegal connections, had been in Sierra Leone as a volunteer with the Save the Children charity.

Ms. Cafferkey’s late grandmother was originally from the townland of Rannyhaul, near Kincasslagh.

The National Health Service of Greater Glasgow and Clyde reported today that Ms. Cafferkey was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow under routine monitoring by the Infectious Diseases Team.

Her condition remains stable and she is undergoing further investigations, the NHS reported.

“Following a detailed assessment we can provide re-assurance that there is no risk to the public,” the NHS of Greater Glasgow and Clyde said.

Earlier today Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, tweeted, “Sending my very best wishes to Pauline Cafferkey. She has already suffered way too much - & all for trying to help others. Thoughts with her.”

Last month, Ms Cafferkey was cleared of misconduct after it was claimed that she concealed her temperature at a screening when she returned to the UK. The Nursing and Midwifery Council said in a statement last month that an independent panel found her actions did not amount to misconduct, following a fitness to practice hearing.