NWRH staff test positive for coronavirus

5 April 2020
Prof. Tony Lawler, Chief Medical Officer

NWRH staff test positive for coronavirus

One of two positive coronavirus cases tonight has been confirmed as a staff member of the North West Regional Hospital.

An investigation has begun immediately into identifying and contacting any person who has had close contact with this staff member, both inside and outside of the hospital.

The investigation into the two North West Regional Hospital staff members who tested positive to coronavirus yesterday is continuing.

While it may be necessary for other staff and patients to be tested for coronavirus, this will occur as investigations progress.

We will assess and test any patient or staff member who is determined to be at risk of coronavirus and ensure the highest standards of care continue to be provided at the hospital.

This includes ensuring any close contacts are immediately self-isolating.

We acknowledge this situation may cause some concern.

The safety of our patients and our dedicated staff remain our highest priority, and neither the hospital’s operations nor patient services have changed at this time.

Patients, staff and the public will be kept informed of the situation as the investigation progresses.