A new community hospital, named in honour of the pioneering nurse Mary Seacole, is opening in Surrey today as part of the NHS response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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In these unprecedented and challenging times, teams across Surrey Heartlands have been working incredibly hard to protect and care for the public and create urgent capacity in our health and social care system, resulting in NHS Headley Court Hospital, Surrey. This is a facility with up to 300 beds that will help us to care for and support patients who are recovering from COVID-19 and who no longer need care in an acute hospital, or those who have COVID and can no longer cope with their symptoms at home.
Over the last few weeks, hundreds of people and local companies have reached out to our hospitals and community services to express their gratitude for staff.
Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Daniel Elkeles, said: “As of 5pm Wednesday 8 April, sadly we can confirm that a further ten patients died whose results have now been confirmed as positive for COVID-19.
Partners across Surrey are working together to plan and manage our response to the growing coronavirus pandemic. Part of this response has been to develop plans for an additional community-style hospital to deal with increasing patient numbers as this situation develops.