More than 100 coronavirus patients currently being treated in Doncaster's hospitals

More than 100 people are currently being treated in Doncaster’s hospitals for coronavirus, health bosses have said.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 8th January 2021, 8:56 am

In it’s weekly update, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Teaching Foundation Trust, which runs three hospitals in the area, said that more than 20 Covid-19 patients were in intensive care.

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A spokesman said: “At the time of writing, we have 115 patients with us receiving care for Covid-19. Doncaster Royal Infirmary is caring for 85 of these patients, 20 are being treated at Bassetlaw in Worksop and 10 are at Mexborough Montagu Hospital.

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More than 100 people are being treated in Doncaster hospitals for Covid-19.

“21 patients currently require intensive care and are being treated on our ITUs.

“Given the introduction of national lockdown measures earlier this week, we want to thank you for your resilience during this time and for your continued support.

“We know our staff are particularly pleased to see the return of Clap for Heroes and many of them will be in their doorways at 8pm cheering on their fellow keyworkers.

“We loved seeing all your videos last time and we know they were a huge morale boost for our teams so send them in again.”

There have been more than 580 deaths in Doncaster since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, while more than 1,500 patients have been successfully allowed home after treatment.

Earlier this week, Dr Rupert Suckling, Doncaster’s Director of Public Health, said coronavirus infection rates in the town had risen to give Doncaster the third highest rate in Yorkshire and urged local people to stick to lockdown rules to bring rates down.

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