Watford General Hospital tells patients NOT to go to the emergency room even in an emergency because they are running out of oxygen in the coronavirus crisis
- Today at 11:40 am West Herts hospitals tweeted to warn of a critical accident
- Tell patients not to attend Watford General Hospital as oxygen is running low
- They advised those in need of ‘go to your next closest hospital’
Watford General Hospital told people not to attend his emergency room until they realize it even in an emergency due to oxygen depletion.
West Herts hospitals tweeted: ‘Please DO NOT attend Watford General’s emergency department until further notice, even in the event of an emergency.
‘Go to your next nearest hospital with an emergency room. Anyone with non-urgent problems should seek advice from 111. ”
Watford General Hospital told people not to attend his emergency room until they realize it even in an emergency due to oxygen depletion
As of Thursday 29 people are believed to have died of covid-19 in hospitals in West Hertfordshire, in hospitals of the NHS Trust.
A trust spokesperson told MailOnline: “Due to a technical problem with our individual hospital’s oxygen equipment, which poses no risk to our patients, the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust reported a critical incident on Saturday 4 April and asked that people not attend Watford General Hospital.
“A small number of patients are transferred to other hospitals in the area, with each patient fully assessed in line with existing safety guidelines before being moved.”
Trust is responsible for Watford General, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans City hospital.
The NHS Trust of West Hertfordshire hospitals said that more information will be available soon
This afternoon, the Department of Health confirmed that 4,313 people died in hospital in the UK after becoming infected with Covid-19.
On Friday, the Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at St Albans City Hospital temporarily closed “to allow the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust to direct clinical staff to treat its sickest patients.”
According to the trust, the Minor Accident Unit has seen only ten people a day participate in the last week.