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Hospital stops admitting patients following covid spike

Weston General Hospital has stopped admitting new patients – including to the accident and emergency department – following a spike in coronavirus cases. The hospital announced yesterday it was taking this “precautionary measure”  due to the “high number of coronavirus patients” on site.

MP for Weston-super-Mare John Penrose tweeted that he had spoken to local health chiefs and a deep clean is being carried out at the hospital “following a spike in infections”. He added that a temporary A&E has been set up outside the hospital, while inpatients will be re-directed to hospitals in Taunton or Bristol.

Out of hours GP practices, pharmacies and walk-in services at the minor treatment unit in Clevedon and Yate have also been given as alternative options for patients seeking medical treatment.

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Source: HSJ, 25 May 2020


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