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11 March 2020

Further to a patient at Wexham Park Hospital testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), a small number of staff have also tested positive.

The patient was transferred to an isolation ward at the hospital as soon as they tested positive. They continue to be monitored and cared for there. Staff who have tested positive are now self-isolating at home.

The elderly care ward affected is temporarily closed to new admissions for two weeks. Patients affected by the temporary closure will be contacted directly.

The Trust is following Public Health England and NHS guidance in respect of the virus and all other services are operating normally. Patients and staff should continue to attend appointments normally and come into work unless advised not to.

 

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Current advice is to stay at home for seven days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

•Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
•Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
•Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus