Covid-19: Visiting suspended at Royal Cornwall Hospital – BBC


Visiting has been suspended at Cornwall's main NHS hospital after a spike in Covid-19 cases.
The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro said it had been a "difficult decision".
It said on Thursday there were 85 people in hospital who were Covid-19 positive, a "significant increase".
Visiting in "exceptional circumstances", including end of life care, would be "considered compassionately", it said.
Visiting for maternity, neonatal and paediatrics remained unchanged.
However visits to other wards planned for later in the week and the weekend had been suspended.
The hospital said it was "likely" that restrictions would remain for "at least the next seven days".
It said: "We must reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to a minimum."
The trust said it would be making "every effort" to resume visiting "as soon as we can".
Find out how the pandemic has affected your area and how it compares with the national average:
A modern browser with JavaScript and a stable internet connection are required to view this interactive.
Enter a full UK postcode or council name to find out

If you can't see the look-up click here.
The hospital said in a statement: "Over the last few days there has been a significant increase in the number of people in hospital who are Covid positive.
"Although the vast majority of the 85 people have been admitted for another reason, it means we have many wards or bays unable to take new admissions.
"As a result, we have had to take the difficult decision to suspend all visiting with immediate effect."
If there was an "exceptional need to arrange a new visit", it advised visitors to contact the ward first.
Follow BBC News South West on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Send your story ideas to spotlight@bbc.co.uk.
UK reports 77,509 cases on Friday
Cornwall NHS 'busier than any point in pandemic'
Council declares social care critical incident
Covid absences put pressure on England's hospitals
People urged to 'work together' to help the NHS
Hospital trust declares critical incident
NHS Kernow
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Decision to close Falmouth's leisure centre will be reconsidered
Ships and Castles Falmouth decision on closure call-in
Update on lane closure on Penryn bypass with good news at last
Man dies following crash on Cornwall's A30
Ukraine pauses civilian evacuations, warning of danger​
Oscar winner Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stage
Why did Will Smith hit Chris Rock?
How a Russian agent shadowed murdered Putin rival. Video
Why did Will Smith hit Chris Rock?
Civilians trapped as hospitals and schools attacked
Doctors report rise in premature births due to war
Doorstep threats and abuse hit anti-war Russians
Beatings, forced abortions: Life in a N Korea prison
Beating noise pollution with smart tech
Landmark deal for seized money to help fight Covid
India students back from Ukraine left in the lurch
'I'm speaking out so people can hear the truth'
AI has transformed recruitment, but is the game rigged?
'Almost everything you ever do is going to fail'
Richard Osman on life as a broadcaster and writer
'Suddenly I'm thrust into this spotlight'
Actor George Robinson on disability and how he approached starring in a hit TV show
© 2022 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking.

source


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *