A nurse is in a critical situation in hospital after reportedly being stabbed by a affected person.

The alarm was raised concerning the incident at Ailsa Hospital in Ayr at round 10.05am on Thursday.

Police launched a land and air seek for the offender.

The nurse was taken to Ayr hospital and is in a “critical however secure” situation, Police Scotland stated, including that her household had been knowledgeable.

Officers are finishing up an “in depth search of the native space”.

Earlier, NHS Ayrshire and Arran tweeted that the hospital was “on lockdown and no members of workers, sufferers or guests will be capable of go away the location till suggested”.

In a later replace, it stated that “motion across the website can now be resumed, excluding the courtyard automotive park in entrance of addictions companies”.

Police stated an “space of automotive park and adjoining constructing (had been) secured for examination”.

Talking at First Minister’s Questions, MSP for Ayr, John Scott, stated: “I perceive a nurse has been stabbed by a affected person”.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated the girl’s life was not believed to be in danger.

“Our understanding is that accidents sustained by a nurse usually are not life-threatening accidents and that police are totally concerned on this incident,” she stated.

“Clearly, the protection of workers and sufferers is of the utmost significance.”

Ms Sturgeon added that the “first I’ll do after I go away the chamber shall be to get a full replace on this”.

Billy McClean, from the native well being board, stated workers have been “aiding Police Scotland with their investigations”.

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