Nurse Stabbed In Hospital Car Park

22 November 2018, 13:42 | Updated: 22 November 2018, 14:01

Aisla Hospital

A nurse has been stabbed in a hospital car park in Ayr.

She's in a serious but stable condition after being attacked at Aisla Hospital just before 10:00am this morning.

Police are continuing to search the area for the attacker, but a lockdown is no longer in force.

The car park of Ailsa Hospital remains closed as police enquiries are ongoing, but the remainder of the hospital is open to staff and patients.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that her 'very best wishes' are with the member of staff who sustained injuries, and to all workers and patients at NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "At around 10.05am on Thursday, police received a report that a woman had been attacked in the grounds of Ailsa Hospital on Dalmenington Road in Ayr.

"Emergency services are in attendance and the woman has been taken to hospital.

"Local officers, supported by a police helicopter, are carrying out a search of the area.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

Billy McClean, associate director for the health board, added: "NHS Ayrshire and Arran is aware of an incident in the grounds of Ailsa Hospital this morning.

"We are assisting Police Scotland with their investigations, and to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors.

"We are unable to comment any further at this time."