Eight people have died and six others are fighting for their lives after an outbreak of the Coronavirus in a hospital raised by a “super-publisher”.
Covid-19 cases at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Rhondda Cynon Taf, which is currently undergoing local lockdown, doubled in a week to 82.
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The surge in height has been blamed on a “high prevalence event” caused by either a patient or an employee – rather than having multiple transfers.
The Trust confirmed that they are now taking “strong measures” to deal with Corona Virus break out.
Six people who struggle for their lives are being treated with this disease in intensive care.
Planned surgeries have been temporarily suspended and adult emergency patients are being sent to other hospitals for treatment.
Only a small number of urgent cancer cases will receive treatment, while the Emergency and Accident Department is open to patients without an appointment.
The temporary measures went into effect at 2 pm today.
Last week, Cwm University Health Board Taf Morgannwg said 34 cases of Covid-19 had been recorded across two wards at Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
“We are aware of the concern that these temporary changes will cause them and we want to assure our patients and our communities that managing this outbreak is our main priority,” said Paul Mears, CEO of Cwm University Health Council Taf Morgannwg.
“Our teams continue to work on taking all necessary measures to achieve this and we have taken a set of swift and decisive measures to try to manage this outbreak which includes immediate closure of affected wings, risk assessments for affected and at-risk wings, reviews of infection prevention, control and implementation measures, increased testing of health care staff and testing of all cases. Admission to hospital.
“These decisions are not taken seriously, and we understand that they will affect our patients, their families, our employees and partner organizations. However, the safety of our patients and staff is of paramount importance and we believe this is the correct course of action, based on the professional advice provided to us.”
The Fund encourages patients to speak to NHS 111 to seek alternative treatment.
Patients of the Welsh Ambulance Service, excluding children, will be referred to other hospitals.
The hospital’s free-standing baby wards will remain open, while the Tyrion Maternity Center is scheduled to reopen on October 5.
“We will provide more advice and guidance over the next 24 hours and will continue to communicate extensively with our communities, patients, stakeholders and colleagues to ensure that everyone is aware of the temporary changes and what this means to access services at Royal Glamorgan Hospital,” added Mr. Mears.
It comes as four regions in North Wales It is set to close locally with more than half a million people affected.
Health Minister Vaughan Githing confirmed the new Restrictions They will apply to Denbighshire, Flinshire, Conwy and Wrexham from 6pm on Thursday
The restrictive rules mean that people will not be allowed to leave their home area without a “reasonable excuse” – such as traveling for work or education.
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Members of the public will only be able to meet people from other families in the open air.
Residents of the four regions will not be able to form or be part of extended families.