Covid-19 hospital patient numbers still going down

Latest data shows the number of Covid-19 patients in major hospitals serving the Uckfield area is still dropping.

However, numbers remain significant and are coming down from exceptionally high figures which placed staff and facilities under immense pressures.

Latest news on Covid-19 infections in Uckfield and Wealden

What is the situation in hospitals where Uckfield area patients tend to go?

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust NHS Trust (Royal Sussex County in Brighton and the Princess Royal at Haywards Heath)

  • 56 patients admitted in the last seven days – down 18 (-24.3%) on the previous seven day period. There are 35 people on ventilation (50 when we last reported). In all, there are 134 Covid patients – 178 when we reported last Monday.

The hospitals have treated 1,855 Covid-19 patients in total.

East Sussex Healthcare (DGH at Eastbourne and Conquest at Hastings)

  • 97 patients admitted in the last seven days – down 20 (-17.1%) on the previous seven day period. There are 18 people on ventilation (19 when we last reported). In all, there are 226 Covid patients – 314 when we reported last Monday.

The hospitals have treated 1,919 Covid-19 patients in total.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone)

  • 43 patients admitted in the last seven days – down 27 (-38.6% on the previous seven day period). There are 16 people on ventilation (17 when we last reported). In all, there are 84 Covid patients – 139 when we reported last Monday.

The hospitals have treated 2,199 Covid-19 patients in total.

Covid-19 hospital data is to February 7.

  • The R rate for the South East healthcare region is estimated at 0.7 to 0.8 (as of February 12) – 0.6 to 0.9 when we reported a week ago.

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