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32 people who had been in isolation at an NHS service in the north west of England have today left after being given an all clear for coronavirus. The group, comprising 30 Britons and two Irish nationals returning from the Diamond Princess cruise liner, arrived at the Arrowe Park hospital in the Wirral in February […]
A new NHS 111 online service has been put in place to help people get quick advice about coronavirus, as enquiries to the health service about the outbreak have surged. More than 35,000 people used the site in a single day over the weekend to get help and advice. The new NHS 111 online service […]
The NHS is currently rolling out services on NHS sites to test people for coronavirus, including a new service now in action in west London, offering ‘drive through’ coronavirus testing. The new service, provided by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust in Parsons Green, is only accessed through a referral from NHS 111, and means […]
Earlier today it was publicly confirmed that four patients transferred from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan had tested positive for coronavirus. These four people have now been transferred to three specialist NHS infection centres. Two patients are in the Royal Hallamshire in Sheffield, one is in the Royal in Liverpool and a fourth […]
Professor Keith Willett NHS strategic incident director, said: “The guests from Kents Hill Park Hotel are leaving today, and I’d like to thank them for the very responsible compliance they have shown during their time in self-isolation. “In the upcoming weeks, more of us may need to spend time at home to reduce the spread of […]
The NHS has started pilots of home testing for coronavirus where NHS staff, including nurses and paramedics, will visit people in their own homes rather than them having to travel. Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director for coronavirus said: “We have started to pilot home testing for coronavirus in London, which will be carried out […]
Dr Vin Diwakar, Medical Director for the NHS in London, said: “One of the people injured in the London Bridge incident has now been able to return home. Two people remain in a stable condition and continue to receive expert care in hospital. “I’m sure the public would like to join me in again paying thanks […]
NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said: “We are pleased to be able to report that the condition of the patient who was critically injured in the terrible events at London Bridge yesterday has now improved. While three people remain in hospital, this means two are now stable and a third has less serious injuries. “I would […]
In response to today’s attack at London Bridge, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said: “Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who responded to this incident, both the extraordinarily brave members of the public and our emergency responders. “As the Met Police have confirmed, sadly two people have died in addition to the suspect. “London Ambulance Service […]
Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear that Kirsty Boden has been named as a victim of Saturday’s terrorist atrocity. My thoughts are with Kirsty’s family and friends, as well as her colleagues at Guy’s Hospital and the rest of the Trust, through this unimaginably difficult time. […]