Mercury Article: ‘When I got the call saying that Weston Hospital was shutting its doors to new patients, my heart sank.’

When I got the call saying that Weston Hospital was shutting its doors to new patients, my heart sank. It was the last thing any of us wanted and, as I hope everyone would expect, I immediately contacted local health chiefs to discuss how to handle the problem. It soon…

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BBC News: Tests confirm asymptomatic staff unknowingly spread virus; no evidence to show it spread to wider community

A coronavirus outbreak at Weston General Hospital was caused by staff who did not know they had the virus, according to the town’s MP.  Conservative MP John Penrose said health chiefs told him it “did not come from anywhere else”. He said: “Some staff who did not know they had…

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The Guardian: Concerns raised at Weston hospital where coronavirus spike led to admissions being halted

This article was written by Ben Quinn of The Guardian. You can read it here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/28/nhs-staff-not-told-when-colleagues-test-positive-for-covid-19 NHS staff at a hospital that has stopped taking new patients amid a Covid-19 spike have lodged a series of concerns, including that they are not routinely being informed of when colleagues test positive…

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