Healthcare professionals have given hope to the people of WINCHESTER as the coronavirus lockout continues.
the the Chronicle may reveal that 77 coronavirus patients were released after receiving treatment at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.
Figures from the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), which runs the city’s hospital, shared the good news that, Tuesday morning, 207 people were released across the trust – the majority of those from Basingstoke and from North Hampshire Hospital – after successful treatment for Covid19.
Nurse Julie Dawes said, “Most people will develop mild symptoms, but for those who need more care, our incredible staff are working tirelessly to care for these patients.
“Thanks to the care and dedication of our entire team, more than 200 patients have already left our hospitals.
“It is truly encouraging to see patients returning home after being tested positive for coronavirus, and a testament to our wonderful team at Hampshire hospitals.”
Yesterday (Wednesday), it was announced that the number of hospital deaths in Hampshire from those who tested positive for coronavirus has risen to 386.
Since Tuesday, 11 people with the virus in the region have lost their lives.
This includes statistics covering the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
A total of 109 people died in custody of the UHS, which has not increased since Tuesday.
While 98 people died at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Alton Community Hospital. This has seen no increase.
But the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, has recorded 169 deaths, an increase of 11 since Tuesday.
The Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust still has a total of ten deaths, with no deaths since Friday.
In the UK, 16,272 patients died after being tested positive for the coronavirus.
The rising numbers prompted Ms. Dawes to ask the public to follow government directives.
She said, “We are asking the local community to do their part to help their local NHS by continuing to follow national guidelines and only leaving home for essential travel.”