Covid-19 Admissions at Local Hospital Remain Low

Still two months since last death from the virus at St. George's

St George’s Hospital in Tooting

The number of coronavirus patients at St George’s Hospital in Tooting remains low, although numbers have increased slightly over the last month.

As of October 20 there are fewer than five positive patients being cared for in intensive care.

A further 9 coronavirus patients are being cared for on hospital wards.

Just under a month ago, on 30 September, there were no coronavirus patients being treated in intensive care.

Since March 2020, 300 patients have died having tested positive for Covid-19.

The last coronavirus-related death at the hospital was on August 23.

A spokesperson for St George’s Hospital said they are “well-equipped” to manage an increase in Covid-19 cases, both on wards and in intensive care.

They added, “Key for us – like the rest of the NHS – is to also continue carrying out routine operations as much as possible, which is an essential part of keeping our patients safe and well.

“For example, last week our teams carried out 440 operations (we carried out 495 operations during the same week last year, pre-Covid).

“Our message to the public would be to stay vigilant, follow the guidance but also – crucially – to continue accessing hospital services when they need to.

“Like all hospitals, we have put a range of measures in place to keep people safe.”

Sian Bayley - Local Democracy Reporter

October 22, 2020