Healthwatch North Somerset has been advised that although the hospital is under pressure from treating Covid-19 patients it is not a Covid only hospital. While the Grange Road site is not accepting non-Covid inpatients at this time, these cases are going to Bristol, Southmead or Musgrove Hospital in Taunton, it is open as normal.
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Dr William Oldfield, medical director at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust said: “Weston General Hospital continues to be under significant pressure, but we have taken appropriate action to maintain the safety of our patients and staff, and are working with our partners across health and social care to help to ease the pressure on the hospital.
“We would like to repeat that Weston General Hospital is open as normal and is not a Covid-only hospital.
“We assess and treat all patients on the grounds of clinical need and patient safety, and over the past few days we have admitted Covid-positive patients to Weston and admitted Covid-negative patients elsewhere to help ease pressures on Weston General Hospital."