Caroline Shaw, Chief Executive for QEH, said: “We can confirm that sadly, a female patient in her late 60s and a male patient aged in his 70s who both had underlying health conditions passed away at QEH on Thursday 26 March. They had tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts and condolences remain with the families and loved ones at this difficult time.”
- The QEH, DHSC, NHS England and NHS Improvement will not be giving out any further information on these patients.
- The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.