You will have most likely seen media reports that The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has reported that all 66 of its critical care beds are full amid a surge in coronavirus cases with some media speculating that the hospital has ‘run out of beds’.
We thought it might be useful and reassuring for you to read the statement from BSUH. It is as follows:
George Findlay, chief medical office at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, said:
“Our hospitals are very busy but we have prepared for this. At the beginning of the pandemic we put detailed plans in a place to ensure we can continue to provide the very best care for all our patients. These plans include increasing the number of critical care beds across our trust to support those patients needing this level of care.
“We currently have critical care beds available and understand demand for critical care will continue until infection rates fall. So we ask for the public’s continued support in observing social distancing, the government’s hands, face, space advice and by staying at home.”