Fall in hospital Covid-19 patients continues

Numbers of patients being admitted to hospital with Covid-19 continues to fall in this part of the South East.

Here’s our weekly update looking at 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)

  • 32 patients admitted in the last seven days – down 24 (-42.9%) on the previous seven day period. There are 29 people on ventilation (35 when we last reported). In all, there are 92 Covid patients – 134 when we reported last Monday.

The hospitals have treated 1,887 Covid-19 patients in total.

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

  • 49 patients admitted in the last seven days – down 48 (-49.5%) on the previous seven day period. There are 15 people on ventilation (18 when we last reported). In all, there are 158 Covid patients – 226 when we reported last Monday.

The hospitals have treated 1,968 Covid-19 patients in total.

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

  • 33 patients admitted in the last seven days – down 10 (-23.3% on the previous seven day period). There are 10 people on ventilation (16 when we last reported). In all, there are 56 Covid patients – 84 when we reported last Monday.

The hospitals have treated 2,232 Covid-19 patients in total.

Covid-19 hospital data is to February 14.

  • The R rate for the South East healthcare region is estimated at 0.6 to 0.8 (as of February 19) – 0.7 to 0.8 when we reported a week ago.

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