1,099 Covid patients in Hampshire hospitals in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke

HOSPITALS have 1,099 patients with Covid-19 undergoing treatment for the infection in Hampshire, NHS England data shows.

Saturday, 30th January 2021, 10:58 am

Weekly updates are provided showing how many patients with coronavirus are occupying beds at hospital trusts.

The latest data goes up to January 26, and includes 425 in Queen Alexandra Hospital on that day. The number of Covid patients in QA peaked on January 11 at 539.

QA Hospital had just 26 patients on mechanical ventilation on January 1, but this has increased to 49 by January 19. There were 47 a week later on January 26.

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Ambulances are seen outside A&E at Queen Alexandra Hospital on December 31. Picture: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

The total for the Hampshire NHS trusts below combined was 1,099 on January 26. It’s a reduction of 75 since the last update.

There were 121 patients in beds capable of providing mechanical ventilation.

Such equipment essentially breathes for the patients, and is the most significant intervention for seriously-unwell patients with the infection.

Figures have now hit around double the first wave last spring at QA Hospital in Cosham.

On August 1 there were just two people with the infection in beds at the hospital. This winter has seen a huge spike in community infections.

Prime minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown on January 4 in a bid to slow the spread.

Figures below show the number of Covid-19 patients in beds.

Numbers in brackets are the number of those who are on mechanical ventilation beds.

January 20 – 468 (46)

January 21 – 463 (51)

January 22 – 443 (48)

January 23 – 422 (45)

January 24 – 441 (47)

January 25 – 442 (47)

January 26 – 425 (47)

Southampton General Hospital

January 20 – 270 (50)

January 21 – 264 (51)

January 22 – 272 (53)

January 23 – 310 (55)

January 24 – 263 (50)

January 25 – 280 (51)

January 26 – 276 (47)

Solent NHS Trust

January 20 – 16 (0)

January 21 – 19 (0)

January 22 – 20 (0)

January 23 – not given (not given)

January 24 – 20 (0)

January 25 – 17 (0)

January 26 – 15 (0)

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

January 20 – 70 (0)

January 21 – 70 (0)

January 22 – 69 (0)

January 23 – 62 (0)

January 24 – 54 (0)

January 25 – 54 (0)

January 26 – 56 (0)

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

January 20 – 77 (9)

January 21 – 76 (8)

January 22 – 74 (7)

January 23 – 82 (7)

January 24 – 81 (8)

January 25 – 80 (9)

January 26 – 78 (8)

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

January 20 – 245 (15)

January 21 – 240 (17)

January 22 – 247 (17)

January 23 – 239 (19)

January 24 – 249 (17)

January 25 – 249 (19)

January 26 – 249 (19)

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