Two hospitals declare ‘urgent situation’ after nurses test positive for coronavirus


Two hospitals face an ’emergency’ after a number of nurses test positive for Covid-19.
Patients at Llandovery Community Hospital and Amman Valley Hospital, both located in Carmarthenshire, West Wales, are being cared for in isolation due to the outbreak.

The Hywel Dda University Health Council, which manages the two sites, did not indicate how many people at each site tested positive, but did confirm that patients and staff were affected.

Among them are nurses who have tested positive and who self-isolate as a result.

The health council admitted that it was difficult to maintain hospital services, with the two staff under “significant constraints”.

The health council is working with local GPs and the Community Health Council on emergency measures that will allow it to provide safe patient care, reports Wales Online.

Llandovery Community Hospital has also experienced an outbreak of infections

The temporary measures are expected to be finalized at some point on Monday.

Jill Patterson, director of primary care, community and long-term care at Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “Covid-19 is a huge challenge that concerns us at Hywel Dda, like other NHS organizations in across the UK.

“We are facing an urgent situation at Llandovery Community Hospital and Amman Valley Hospital, but I can assure patients, their families and local communities that any changes we make will be temporary and in the best interests of patients.

“While we recognize that we have staff issues, particularly due to Covid-19, our staff are working extremely hard to continue to provide the best care given the difficult circumstances and I applaud their incredible efforts.

As interim measures are developed and agreed upon, patients at Amman Valley Hospital and Llandovery Hospital are cared for according to infection prevention guidelines, with social distancing and facilities. personal protection.

“The well-being of patients is our number one priority, so any decisions made will be in their best interests,” said Dr. Granville Morris, who works at the Amman Valley Hospital.

“Our staff have worked tirelessly since the first positive case of Covid-19 at the Amman Valley hospital, and I am deeply proud of it.”


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