Four people with COVID-19 in Greater Lincolnshire hospitals

There are currently four coronavirus inpatients at hospitals in Greater Lincolnshire.

There were four confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greater Lincolnshire on Monday, but no hospital deaths for 26 days in a row according to the latest government data on Tuesday, August 25.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust confirmed to The Lincolnite on Tuesday: “We currently only have one patient with coronavirus across the trust”.

However, it has not been disclosed which of the trust’s hospitals the patient is in, but Grantham hospital is a COVID-free site, so it would be Lincoln or Boston.

Andrew Morgan, CEO at ULHT, said in an interview with BBC Radio Lincolnshire: “We’ve had as a trust 508 inpatients and we’ve got just one at the moment.

“We’ve discharged 364 COVID inpatients since the middle of March and the deceased figure remains at 143, so there’s been no deaths in the hospital for COVID during August.”

When asked how prepared the trust is for a second wave, he added: “As we’re now in phase three of the NHS response to COVID, we’re having to do three things.

“One is accelerate the return of the normal levels of care, the second is make sure we are prepared for winter and a potential spike in COVID and the third priority is to make sure we’ve learnt from the first peak and embed the changes that we’ve made, so we are absolutely planning as normal for winter.”

He added that the NHS tries to work on an 85% occupancy rate and that the trust is currently over 90%.

The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust said as of this morning there were three coronavirus inpatients across the trust, but this is subject to change at any time.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said they currently do not have any coronavirus patients on their wards.

Meanwhile, there have been 439 COVID-19 deaths in Greater Lincolnshire healthcare, which also includes the county’s care homes.

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