Covid-19 update 2pm Friday, September 25, 2020

25th September 2020

Craigavon Area Hospital
Haematology Ward

The total number of patients connected to the Haematology Ward at Craigavon Area Hospital who have tested positive remains at 14. As previously reported, sadly six patients who had a positive diagnosis of Covid19 have passed away.

Twenty-three members of staff have tested positive.

150 staff have now been tested.

Forty five staff were off self–isolating – 24 have now returned to work.

Daisy Hill Hospital
Male Medical Ward

The total number of patients connected to the Male Medical Ward at Daisy Hill Hospital who have tested positive is 13. As previously reported, sadly five patients who had tested positive for Covid19 have passed away.

Twenty-eight staff have tested positive.

There are 73 staff contacts currently off and self-isolating.

295 staff have been tested.

The Trust can confirm that an independent chair has now been appointed to lead the Level 3 Serious Adverse Incident review which will look at the circumstances around both outbreaks.

Chairperson:
Dr G Gopal Rao
Consultant Microbiologist,
Head of Microbiology Dept and Lead Clinician for Infection Control, London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust.