Media Release

COVID-19 patients discharged from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital exceeds 100

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More than 100 patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 have now been discharged from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn.

Positive cases were first confirmed at QEH mid-March and, so far, 109 patients have recovered and are fit and well enough to be sent home.

Chief Operating Officer Denise Smith said: “Each recovery is an enormous boost for all of us here at QEH and I’m sure it is just as important for our local community. This doesn’t mean we should be complacent though, we need everyone to carry on observing social distancing and good hand hygiene. This will help slow the spread of COVID-19 so hospitals can carry on providing the best care for all our patients. Our message is still very much: Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.”

As a result of COVID-19, the QEH has implemented its pandemic response plan, including:

  • Setting up yellow (COVID-19 positive and suspected positive) and green (non-COVID-19) areas of the hospital to care for patients in separate areas, this includes two separate Emergency Departments
  • Switching many outpatient appointments to telephone or online video calls to reduce the number of patients having to visit the site
  • Increased its critical care capacity

If you have questions about your appointments, operations or a general inquiry call our COVID-19 helpline 01553 214545 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.