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200 coronavirus patients now discharged from QE

200 coronavirus patients now discharged from QE

Published by Beth Pridding
9:30am 14th May 2020.

The QE has now discharged its 200th patient who had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Bosses at the hospital say staff have been working 'tirelessly' in the fight against the virus.

A total of 390 people have been treated at the hospital in the past two months. 

Medical Director at the hospital, Dr Frankie Swords said:

"Since mid-March, teams across the Trust have been working tirelessly in challenging circumstances to care for our COVID-19 patients. 

"The response from staff has been fantastic. We transformed our hospital into COVID and non-COVID zones, creating separate Emergency Departments, critical care units and wards to cope with expected demand and keep all our patients and staff safe.

"I am delighted to say we have now been able to discharge 200 patients, which I am sure will be a real boost for staff."

Data from both Public Health England and the Office for National Statistics suggest the number of cases in King's Lynn and West Norfolk is among the highest in England. 

Dr Swords said:

"The pandemic's full impact would not be known for some time but it is fantastic news that we have been able to discharge so many COVID-positive patients. The first peak is now behind us and, over the next few weeks, we are focusing on how best to reopen all of the services which have been affected by the pandemic."