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Two COVID-19 patients recently discharged from Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals have spoken about their experience being treated for the virus and gratitude for the teams who contributed to their recovery. Read more
To reduce the spread of infection, we are not currently allowing visitors to adult patients in our hospitals. This will help us to minimise the number of people in the hospital and reduce the risk of spreading infection to protect our patients and staff. There may be some specific exceptions to this which we will discuss with you on an individual basis. Read more.
As the world attempts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians and scientists around the world, including our own at the Trust, are working around the clock to find effective treatments. Several COVID-19 research studies have been approved and are actively recruiting across both hospitals. Some will be testing existing treatments that are already in use for other diseases, others will involve determining any genetic variation between patients and how this affects the development of the disease. Read more.
People who have been identified as extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) have been asked to ‘shield’ – that is to not leave their home and minimise all face-to-face contact with other people. If you have had an organ transplant, have a severe respiratory or cardiac condition, or are on immunosuppression therapy, you are included in this group. People who are shielding can get particular help and support. Read more.