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Nurse 'stabbed' in grounds of Ailsa Hospital in Ayr

Nurse 'stabbed' in grounds of Ailsa Hospital in Ayr

The incident happened in the grounds of Ailsa Hospital
A woman is being treated in hospital after reports of a nurse being stabbed by a patient in the grounds of a hospital in Ayr.Ailsa Hospital, in Dalmellington Road, was put in lockdown following the incident at about 10:15.Police officers supported by a police helicopter team and dog handlers are conducting a search of the area.NHS Ayrshire & Arran initially said no members of staff, patients or visitors would be allowed to leave the site.The health board tweeted at 13:00 to say the lockdown had been lifted.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Emergency services are in attendance and the woman has been taken to hospital. Inquires are ongoing."NHS Ayrshire & Arran said it was "assisting Police Scotland with their investigations, and to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors".The local MSP, John Scott, told Holyrood during First Minister's Questions that a nurse had been stabbed by a patient.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "The health secretary has been able to advise me and our understanding is, let me stress this is our understanding, that injuries sustained by a nurse are not life-threatening."The police are fully involved in this because, obviously, the safety of staff and patients are of the utmost importance and will be driving everything that is being done."
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