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Wexham Park Hospital staff test positive for coronavirus

Adrian Williams

Adrian Williams

adrianw@baylismedia.co.uk
Wexham Park Hospital staff test positive for coronavirus

A 'small number' of staff members at Wexham Park Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, and the elderly care ward affected has been closed to new admissions for two weeks.

On Monday, a patient at the hospital tested positive for the virus. The patient was transferred to an isolation ward at the hospital as soon as this was discovered. They continue to be monitored and cared for there.

Staff were then tested for the virus and a small number had positive test results. Staff that tested positive are now self-isolating at home.

The elderly care ward affected is closed to new admissions for two weeks. Patients affected by the temporary closure will be contacted directly.

The Trust is following Public Health England and NHS guidance in respect of the virus. All other services are operating normally.

Patients and staff should continue to attend appointments normally and come into work unless advised not to.

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  • RBWM constituent

    12:26, 18 March 2020

    I wish them speedy recovery: if they are not too sick, could they do a (video?) Diary to help us understand what it's like to go through the disease process? Sadly there is so little info on those tens of thousands around the world.who have recovered. Thanks

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  • RBWM constituent

    12:24, 18 March 2020

    Wow.. This is awful, especially when a hospital does not release full data of how many staff are affected. How come the hospital is not practising safety measures properly? You must start from premise that every person coming to the hospital is possibly infected. The virus could potentially be spreading through the hospital. What is hospital doing to stop further spread? And, why has wexham, and other hospitals not. Signed up for clinical trials of treatment drugs?

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  • Studley

    13:58, 15 March 2020

    I hope they have a quick recovery and continue the fantastic work they do at this hospital

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