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Warwick Hospital confirms patient in his 80s has died from coronavirus

Redditch Editorial 23rd Mar, 2020 Updated: 23rd Mar, 2020   0

HEALTH chiefs at Warwick Hospital have confirmed that a patient who had been admitted suffering from Covid-19 has since died.

Director of Nursing, Fiona Burton said: “Sadly we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at Warwick Hospital, and had tested positive for Covid-19, has died.

“The patient, who died on March 21, was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions.

“His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult time.”

Last week, aafter confirming they had admitted a patient with coronavirus, a spokesperson for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust said: “We continue to follow national guidance on the identification and management of patients with the condition.

“We have stringent isolation and infection control protocols in place.

“Part of this includes daily deliveries of personal protective equipment that is carefully coordinated to ensure it is distributed to where it is needed.

“We are working closely with national agencies, including Public Health England, to ensure we are doing everything possible to safeguard all those using the hospital.

“Patients should attend their appointments as normal unless advised otherwise.”

They added: “The public has a crucial role to play in delaying the spread of the virus, making sure they stay at home if they have coronavirus symptoms or, if someone in their household does, washing their hands more regularly and pulling together at this time of emergency.

“Everyone will need to help to ensure people get the support they need to stay at home.”


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