Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise

PORTLAOISE Hospital had just one patient with confirmed Covid-19 last night, according to latest HSE figures.

The hospital had two confirmed Covid-19 cases on Monday night, including one critically ill in the intensive care unit (ICU) since 19 July.

The latest HSE report on acute hospitals, released today, shows that one patient with Covid-19 was receiving treatment at Portlaoise Hospital last night. The patient was being cared for in an isolation ward and did not require transfer to ICU as of 8pm last night.

The Portlaoise patient is one of only six confirmed Covid-19 cases in hospitals around the country.

Meanwhile, there were no suspected coronavirus cases at Portlaoise Hospital yesterday. There was just one available ICU bed and one vacant general care bed.

The HSE report records the number of confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases in hospitals nationwide each day, including the numbers admitted to ICUs.

However, under data protection, the report does not disclose information on Covid-19 patient outcomes in specific hospitals, including recoveries and deaths. These details are provided only in terms of overall national figures.

Today’s report shows that four of the six coronavirus patients in hospitals nationwide at 8pm last night were receiving treatment in ICUs, with two on ventilators. This compares with six patients in ICUs at 8pm on Monday night.

The report relating to 8pm last night also confirms that there was one hospital death from Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours.

The six hospitals with one confirmed Covid-19 patient each last night were Portlaoise, Beaumont, Drogheda, Sligo, Tallaght and the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Four of these patients were being cared for in ICUs at Beaumont, Sligo, Tallaght and the Mater.



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