Press Releases 2020



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Findings of the investigation into the outbreak of COVID-19 at Weston General Hospital in May 2020 and helpline details for patients and families
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust has carried out a robust internal investigation to further understand what may have contributed to an outbreak of Coronavirus in Weston General Hospital in May 2020. This investigation is in addition to an ongoing independent system-wide Lessons Learned Review, yet to conclude. The Trust is committed to being open about the findings o...
10 September 2020

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Weston General Hospital is now fully open to new patients
The continued actions taken by Weston General Hospital mean that the hospital is now in a position to safely accept patients into its A&E department from today (Thursday 18 June 2020). This is the final step to re-open the hospital to new patients. The A&E department is open between the usual hours of 8am-10pm every day. In addition, all clinics have restarted and the hospital continues to...
18 June 2020

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Update on temporary changes at Weston General Hospital - Wednesday 10 June 2020
The actions taken by Weston General Hospital to date mean that the hospital is now in a position to begin to safely accept new patients and restart services in a carefully planned and phased way from today (10 June 2020). The hospital is now starting to receive patients who, due to the temporary closure, were initially admitted to our neighbouring hospitals for their care and treatment. In...
10 June 2020

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04.06.20 Update on temporary changes at Weston General Hospital
Last updated: 04/06/2020 Work continues to ensure that Weston General Hospital can accept new patients and reopen the A&E department as soon as possible. COVID-19 re-testing of all inpatients has continued this week, with no new cases in our non-COVID wards identified since the temporary measures taken by the hospital were introduced. This would indicate no in-hospital transmission of the...
4 June 2020

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Update on temporary changes at Weston General Hospital
Results from the follow-up COVID-19 testing of inpatients at Weston General Hospital have been returned, with no new cases identified. This is an early indication that the actions being taken at the hospital to ensure patients and staff remain safe, and to get the hospital ready to reopen as soon as possible are working. The majority of our 1,700 staff working at the hospital have also been...
29 May 2020
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