Bus trip pensioner dies in hospital

A Lerwick man who was taken ill on a bus trip to Wales has died in the Gilbert Bain Hospital.

The Shetland Times understands that the elderly man was one of a group of four admitted to hospital on Monday after developing fevers and coughs.

Three of the group were admitted with a mystery virus shortly after disembarking from a NorthLink ferry on Monday morning. The fourth presented at the hospital later in the day.

Director of public health Dr Sarah Taylor confirmed to this newspaper on Wednesday night that “there has been a death in the hospital. I can confirm that the other people that we are looking after are improving.”

Full story in tomorrow’s Shetland Times.


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