London news Incredible number of patients who recovered from Covid at St George's Hospital Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Doctors say that the hospital has passed the first peak and the number of patients with the virus remains low
Breaking News ! Sign up to FREE email alerts from MyLondon - MySouthLondon NewsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid EmailAlmost 1,000 people have recovered from coronavirus at St George's Hospital in Tooting. The latest figures were revealed in the trust's board report on June 25, and also showed that the hospital has passed the first peak and the number of patients with the virus remains low. The number of patients coming into hospital with coronavirus per week had reduced to 30 as of June 16. This was down from a peak of 304 per week on April 2. Likewise, the number of patients in intensive care has reduced to six, down from a peak of 83 on April 12. A total of 945 patients who tested positive for the virus have been discharged, but sadly 297 have died. Get all the latest headlines to your inbox by signing up for our email newsletterhere "Our forecast is that we will continue to plateau in respect of Covid-19 patients," said Robert Bleasdale, Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control. He said that the trust still has more capacity than demand for coronavirus patients.
. However the virus has had a significant impact on the trust's finances, resulting in £6.6m being spent in April and May. This was due to additional staffing costs to support increased intensive care capacity and cover for staff screening and isolating as well as increased cleaning costs and costs for testing. Non-NHS income of £1.2m has also been lost due to lost car parking and catering income, as well as private patient income.
It has also been difficult to persuade some patients to come into hospital for other operations. Chief Executive Jacqueline Totterdell, said: "This is entirely understandable and to be expected," and that the trust is "working hard to reassure patients and the public that we will keep them safe whilst under our care". Board members were also updated on the new coronavirus risk assessments for staff, after studies showed people from a black and minority ethnic background were at higher risk of coronavirus. This looks at risk to staff based on factors such as age, ethnicity and existing health conditions and provides a score. Depending on the score, there may be adjustments to someone's working environment or a referral to occupational health. As of June 15 2020 the HR department had received 2,271 completed risk assessments across the trust.
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