Two coronavirus deaths confirmed at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Two patients being treated at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have died after testing positive for Covid-19.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 10:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 10:22 am

The trust runs Pontefract Hospital, Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and Dewsbury and District Hospital and community health services.

Martin Barkley, Chief Executive of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Sadly, we can confirm that two patients who were being cared for at our hospital sites, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

"Both of these patients were in their 70s and had significant underlying health conditions.

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Three elderly patients have died in Yorkshire after testing positive for Covid-19.

“Clearly it is a distressing time for the families and our thoughts are with them.

“The Trust is continuing to follow all of the appropriate infection control guidance to provide safe and effective care to our patients.”

It comes after an elderly patient died in Harrogate.

A Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said: “Sadly, we can confirm that an elderly patient who was being cared for at Harrogate District Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

“The patient had other significant underlying health conditions.

“The patient’s family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”