Press Releases 2020



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04.06.20 Update on temporary changes at Weston General Hospital
Last updated: 04/06/2020 Work continues to ensure that Weston General Hospital can accept new patients and reopen the A&E department as soon as possible. COVID-19 re-testing of all inpatients has continued this week, with no new cases in our non-COVID wards identified since the temporary measures taken by the hospital were introduced. This would indicate no in-hospital transmission of the...
4 June 2020

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Update on temporary changes at Weston General Hospital
Results from the follow-up COVID-19 testing of inpatients at Weston General Hospital have been returned, with no new cases identified. This is an early indication that the actions being taken at the hospital to ensure patients and staff remain safe, and to get the hospital ready to reopen as soon as possible are working. The majority of our 1,700 staff working at the hospital have also been...
29 May 2020

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Update on temporary changes at Weston General Hospital
Actions are continuing to be taken at Weston General Hospital with the aim of re-opening the A&E department and accepting new patients as soon as possible. The hospital temporarily stopped accepting new patients, including into its A&E department, from 8am yesterday. This was a clinically-led decision as a precautionary measure to maintain the safety of staff and patients. Dr William Oldfield,...
26 May 2020

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Temporary changes at Weston General Hospital
Weston General Hospital will temporarily stop accepting new patients, including into its A&E department, as of 8am today (Monday 25 May 2020). This is a precautionary measure in order to maintain the safety of staff and patients in response to the high number of patients with Coronavirus in the hospital. The decision to take this step has been clinically-led, and is supported by partners across...
25 May 2020

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NHS hospital trusts officially merge to form new organisation
From today (1 April), University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have formally merged to become University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). The new Trust boasts a workforce of over 13,000, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. UHBW will be a beacon f...
1 April 2020
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