Update on Covid-19 at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals

Seven patients have been safely discharged from Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Bassetlaw Hospital, following treatment for Covid-19.

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, health professionals at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) have been hard at work making preparations to ensure the Trust is in the best position possible to care for the anticipated increase in Covid-19 patients who require care.

These preparations have included standing down non-urgent and elective activity, redeploying staff and providing necessary training to enable staff to work in areas which are going to be extremely busy and under pressure, and physically moving some wards to better accommodate the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Richard Parker OBE, Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to safely discharge seven patients who were treated for Coronavirus and we wish them the very best in their continued recovery.

“Colleagues at the Trust are doing a tremendous job and adapting well to working in these unprecedented circumstances. It is important to say however, that their efforts will all be in vain if we don’t receive the support of our local communities during this challenging time.

“We are imploring the people of Doncaster and Worksop to adhere to the social distancing and isolation rules outlined by the Prime Minister to limit the spread of coronavirus and flatten the curve of infection, so that our hospitals can provide the appropriate care for those that need it.

“It is also important to note that if you need emergency care and treatment our services remain open and are safe to attend.

“Finally, I want to thank my colleagues within the Trust. They are doing an outstanding job in these extraordinary times. Please do all you can to support them – stay at home, protect the NHS and help us beat Covid-19.”