Trust records no new Covid-positive inpatients

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has thanked the public for their support after recording no new Covid-positive inpatients since Saturday.

While the Trust is still caring for four patients in hospital because of the long-term effects of Covid, we have recorded no new COVID-19 positive inpatients for the past five days.

This is a significant milestone for the Trust. Dr Grahame Goode, Deputy Medical Director, said: “This is great news and is thanks to a combination of the lockdown, the successful rollout of the vaccine which the Trust has played a major role in supporting, and everyone continuing to follow the rules.

“The Trust is continuing its plans to restore our services in a safe and timely manner, and ultimately reduce waiting lists which we all know have built up during the pandemic.

“We can see from the wider community figures that cases are very low in Blackpool, Fylde and the Wyre and we encourage everyone to follow the rules and make sure this continues.”

The latest Government statistics for the area show Blackpool had 14 cases in the seven days to 28 April and a rolling rate of 10.0 per 100,000 population. In the Fylde it was five cases, and a rolling rate of 6.2; and in Wyre 14 cases with a rolling rate of 12.5.

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