Princess Alexandra Hospital imposes vital Coronavirus measures

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FOLLOWING 181 deaths from COVID19 in Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, (April 30) new guidelines for patients and visitors have been imposed.

As of May 1, the UK has seen 26,771 deaths from the Coronavirus pandemic – according to data published by https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/#regions.

Globally, around 3,326,005 cases have been recorded with the most amount of cases originating from The USA with 1,095,304 cases.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital, following Public Health England and government guidelines, has been working to limit contact between patients and members of the public. According to their website, instead of face-to-face appointments they have been utilising phone and video appointments to consult outpatients.

They have also put a limit on visitors, where they are only allowed for exceptional cases. The maternity ward is allowed only one birthing partner visitor and the children’s ward now only allows one parent/guardian. All visitors must now wash their hands after visiting patients, this is mandatory.

From this graph, you can see the daily deaths in The Princess Alexandra from COVID-19 (updated from the most recent statistics available from April 30.)

PAH death statistics

From the graph, it can be seen that deaths are gradually going down, due to the efforts of the government-imposed lockdown and the efforts of our NHS. The peak of the deaths is seen on the April 7, where it proceeds to slowly decline. Coming up to April 29, the most recent update we have on the deaths at the PAH, the deaths from coronavirus are significantly lower than how they were at the beginning of the month – dropping from 8 deaths to 2.

Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, said: “Every death is an absolute tragedy but I know that our hardworking doctors and nurses, cleaners, porters and ancillary staff at PAH are working around the clock to look after the people of Harlow and give them the very best care. That is why it is so important that we stay home, protect our NHS and save lives.”

Our government in response to the Pandemic has put the UK on lockdown. Schools, pubs, non-essential shops, gyms, parks have all been closed and the police have been given powers to break up meetups of more than 2 people, and fine those who are using transport for non-essential reasons.

PM Boris Johnson posted an address to the nation via social media urging people to remain at home “If we can comply with the measures that we’ve embarked on together, then I have absolutely no doubt that we will begin to start to push those numbers down.

“We will turn the tide of the coronavirus in the next few weeks and months.”

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Matthew Collings

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