North Manchester General Hospital advice to public following sad death of a patient with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Infectious Diseases Unit

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North Manchester General Hospital advice to public following sad death of a patient with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Infectious Diseases Unit
08 March 2020

A spokesperson for North Manchester General Hospital said:

We can confirm that sadly a patient being treated for COVID-19 has died at our specialist regional Infectious Diseases unit at North Manchester General Hospital.

The man in his sixties tested positive after travelling to Italy and had a number of underlying health problems. Our thoughts are with the patient’s family who are being supported by our specialist bereavement staff.

North Manchester General Hospital remains open and all services and appointments are running normally. Patients with appointments and those visiting relatives at the hospital should attend as normal. This includes our Infectious Diseases Unit and associated services.

There is no risk to staff, other patients, relatives and visitors as we have robust measures in place to deal with patients treated on our Infectious Diseases Unit.

ENDS 

NOTES TO MEDIA:

All questions and further requests for information should be directed to the DHSC press office on 0333 3201654.

The media are asked to respect the interests of staff at the hospital and avoid any disruption to operational services.