News 8 July 2020

London Hospital’s A&E Closes After Coronavirus Outbreak Forces 70 Staff To Self-Isolate

8 July 2020

Due to a rise in Coronavirus cases, a NHS hospital in Boris Johnson’s constituency has been forced to close its doors to emergency admissions this morning (July 8).

The Hillingdon Hospital in west London has been forced to shut off emergency admissions while 70 staff are self-isolating.

A spokesman for Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has said: 
“An outbreak of COVID-19 was declared on Friday, July 3, 2020.

“As of Tuesday, July 7, 70 members of staff are now isolating, a number of whom have tested positive for COVID-19.

“As a result, the trust has taken the precautionary decision to close Hillingdon Hospital to emergency ambulances and emergency admissions.

“The trust is managing the outbreak in line with Public Health England guidance.”

The hospital was forced to make the decision after an increase in coronavirus cases in the hospital which is in the Prime Minister’s constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.