Creating a new NHS England: Health Education England, NHS Digital and NHS England have merged. Learn more.
NHS media statement on Coronavirus
The director of the NHS response to the coronavirus outbreak has announced that Steve Walsh has been discharged from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, having made a full recovery.
Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director, said: “I’m pleased to say that – following two negative tests for coronavirus, twenty-four hours apart – Mr Walsh has been discharged from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, having made a full recovery following his treatment.
“Mr Walsh’s symptoms were mild and he is no longer contagious, and poses no risk to the public, he is keen to return to his normal life and spend time with his family out of the media spotlight.
“I would like to thank the clinical team who treated Mr Walsh in hospital, as well as all the NHS staff who are working hard with other health organisations to limit the spread of coronavirus and treat the small numbers who have contracted the illness.
“Anyone with any health concerns should contact NHS 111.”