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Coronavirus confirmed in Aylesbury

Two hospitals in Bucks have reported positive test results.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 3:07pm 12th March 2020. (Updated at 8:23am 13th March 2020) 2-minute read.

Coronavirus confirmed in Aylesbury

Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Aylesbury. 

  • Small number of cases at Stoke Mandeville Hospital & Wycombe Hospital
  • Affected wards closed
  • Patients & staff told to attend appointments as normal unless advised otherwise

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have released a statement confirming that there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area. 

They say a small number of patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Wycombe Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus and they are closing affected wards to new admissions and visitor.

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Wycombe Hospital
Wycombe Hospital has reported cases of COVID-19

Here's the statement in full:

“A small number of patients at Wycombe Hospital and Stoke Mandeville Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The patients are being cared for appropriately at the hospitals where they continue to be monitored and treated.

"Staff and others who have come into contact with the patients are being informed and advised about what precautions they may need to take.  

"The wards affected are temporarily closed to new admissions and visitors. Patients affected by the temporary closures 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.” 

For more information on COVID-19 visit our facts page.

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