Hospitals have confirmed that three of the 13 patients currently in hospital in Bournemouth and Paul are in intensive care.
The chief medical officer at Dorset University Hospitals confirmed the number of Covid-19 patients, and said there were “strict measures” in place this winter.
Dr Alison O’Donnell said: ‘There are currently 13 patients in our hospitals who have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus – seven in Royal Bournemouth, including three in intensive care, and six in urine, with none of them in intensive care.
“We have stringent measures in place to ensure that we can provide care to everyone who needs them this winter.
This includes strict adherence to infection control procedures, and the creation of dedicated clinical spaces – from entry to exit – dedicated to treating or confirming patients with suspected Covid-19.
We closely study both local and national trends, as well as national and international guidelines and best practices, to enable us to respond to any changes quickly and decisively.
We support all measures aimed at curbing the spread of this disease and encourage the public to monitor any and all actions they are required to take.
A large number of staff are now trained in caring for patients with the disease, while the specialized clinical equipment needed for these patients, such as ventilators, is ready and waiting if needed.
“We ask the public to support us as well, by only going to the hospital when absolutely necessary and staying away if they develop any symptoms of Covid-19, the flu, or diarrhea and vomiting. Please follow the latest guidelines on responsible and safe hospital visits, and use alternative services to A&E such as NHS 111. , General practitioner, or local pharmacy, as appropriate. ”
This comes a few days after the government announced the new tier system to measure the risks of the Coronavirus.
The BCP board area is placed in the middle class, lowest level, which means rule of six is in all places and hospitality settings must close at 10 p.m.