Weston Hospital update - no new cases

There have been no new Covid-19 cases identified at Weston Hospital after inpatients were re-tested this week. Work is ongoing so it can reopen “as soon as possible,” according to the hospital's CEO.
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North Somerset Council said today the hospital outbreak has increased the number of cases in North Somerset but there was no signs that this had resulted in a further spreading to the wider community. 

The University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust say there has been “no new cases" on non-COVID wards identified since new measures to control the outbreak were introduced.

No in-hospital transmissions, staff being re-tested.

“This would indicate no in-hospital transmission of the infection and continues to demonstrate that the actions being taken at the hospital are working and ensuring patients and staff remain as safe as possible." the trust added. 

All staff are now being re-tested after around 6 per cent (or 102 out of 1,700) were infected with Covid-19. The hospital was forced to close to new patients on May 25.

More information, including about alternative healthcare settings, is available in the questions and answers document here.

 

We will continue to test patients and staff regularly, as part of the careful planning to ensure we can re-open services as soon as possible. This includes deep cleaning the hospital, and carefully working through how we open our doors to new patients whilst maintaining the safety of our patients and staff.
— Robert Woolley, chief executive at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust,

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