TB screening offered to former hospital patients

19/07/2011

Screening is being offered to 43 former patients of Ward 6 North at Belfast City Hospital who may have been in contact with a patient diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).  The screening is a precautionary measure in line with standard guidance and patients should not be alarmed.

Anyone who needs to be contacted will have received a letter by today including a phone number to ring to book an appointment.

TB is not easily transmitted and usually requires prolonged contact.

The Trust has set up an advice line for anyone who may be concerned it will be available, 9am-5pm Tuesday 19 July until Friday 22 July 2011.

The number is 08009178226