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Surrey hospital in partial lockdown after outbreak

by LLB Reporter
6th Oct 20 10:57 am

St Helier Hospital in Sutton has had a coronavirus outbreak at their intensive care unit and renal department, which has led to a partial lockdown.

Ambulances are being diverted from A&E and visiting has been restricted as the cases were discovered over the weekend where six patients are thought to be infected with the virus.

A hospital source said, “Infection control in intensive care is very strict.

“It’s very concerning that people fighting for their life already have become infected.”

A spokesman for Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust said, “A small number of patients have tested positive for COVID-19 during admission to the Renal Department and Intensive Care Unit at St Helier Hospital.

“The safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff is our priority and those who tested positive have been isolated from other patients, with arrangements in place to maintain safe and high-quality care.

“We continue to follow all relevant infection prevention and control guidelines.

“Visiting has been restricted for some areas, as soon as clinicians are confident that the measures can be lifted in a way that is safe for patients and staff, they will be.”

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