Coronavirus: Portsmouth doctor speaks after Kingston Crescent surgery closes due to infection

A DOCTOR says the situation is changing ‘minute by minute’ after a surgery closed due to a coronavirus infection this afternoon.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 5:36 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 9:05 pm

Patients were told to leave Kingston Crescent Surgery in Portsmouth at around 4.30pm this afternoon due to an emergency.

Since then, the surgery has been closed until further notice due to infection.

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Kingston Crescent Surgery in North End

Now, a doctor at the surgery has spoken about what happened this afternoon.

Dr Sarah Swindells from Kingston Crescent surgery said: 'We have closed with a suspected case of coronavirus; we're following Public Health England guidance and are in contact with them and NHS England.

'This is evolving minute by minute for us but at the moment it's just a suspected case.

'We have transferred care elsewhere so patients will be taken care of.'

Portsdown Group Practice website with the Kingston Crescent Surgery annoucement about coronavirus

Patient care will now be carried out at Cosham Park House until after the surgery is deemed suitable for reopening.