October 27, 2020 10.32 am This story is over 37 months old

COVID outbreak at Boston hospital closes three wards

Cases believed to be connected

Three wards at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital have been closed to new admissions following a series of COVID outbreaks.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust believes the cases are connected and has now restricted visiting in order to contain the virus transmission.

A ULHT spokesperson said: “We have a number of patients and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston across three separate wards, and on each ward we believe the cases may be connected.

“Therefore, we have restricted admissions to the wards to ensure this is contained and does not impact on other staff, patients or services.”

They added that anyone with an appointment at the facility should still attend but can contact the relevant department if they had any concerns.