Somerset Hospital Forced to Turn Away New Admissions and Close A&E due to Covid-19 Patients

Weston General Hospital closed to new admissions Credit:

ALTHOUGH the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK is beginning to drop, there are still regional variations and from 8am this morning (May 25) a hospital in Somerset has stopped taking in new patients due to the number of those suffering from coronavirus in its wards.

A statement from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust read “Weston General Hospital will temporarily stop accepting new patients, including into its A&E department, as of 8am today.

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“This is a precautionary measure in order to maintain the safety of staff and patients in response to the high number of patients with coronavirus in the hospital.”

New patients are being directed to other treatment centres in the county and the closure is temporary as patients who have recovered from the virus will be discharged and once an acceptable level of Covid-19 patients is reached, new admissions will be accepted.


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