Local hospitals are treating almost 150 coronavirus patients
Local hospitals are dealing with almost 150 patients suffering with coronavirus, it has been reported.
The strain on the NHS is still apparent with patients being admitted into hospital following the recent rise in local infections.
Many hospitals have now suspended visitors due to the spike in covid-positive patients.
In Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales hospital, 49 patients are being treated for the virus.
84 patients are being treated in Scunthorpe’s General Hospital.
Goole has the lowest rate with 15 patients.
Alarmingly, the figures released pertain to the number of positive cases in the hospitals in general, not patients being admitted because of the virus.
If you are visiting vulnerable patients, children and those in maternity wards, you will be required to take a lateral flow test on the same day.
The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has said they are reviewing visiting restrictions regularly. They further suggested that arrangements are in place for those looking to visit vulnerable patients.
In a statement, the trust said:
“Unfortunately visiting is still limited to all but our most vulnerable patients. We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time”
“Our visiting restrictions will be reviewed regularly and any further updates will be shared on this page and on our website where you can find further details”, they added.
“Visiting vulnerable patients can be arranged by contacting the ward directly – although we ask that only one person does this and shares updates with friends and family. This will help keep our staff free to provide care to your loved one and our other patients”
Coronavirus infection rates for North East Lincolnshire are 759 per 100,000.
North Lincolnshire’s rate is higher, standing at 842 per 100,00.