Havant mental health unit takes action after Covid-19 outbreak on ward
SIX patients in a mental health unit have tested positive for coronavirus.
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT), which runs Elmleigh Hospital in Havant, has told The News that is taking action to prevent spread of the virus.
A spokesman from SHFT, which runs the facility, said: ‘Six patients on one of the two wards at Elmleigh Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19.
‘We are taking action to prevent further spread of the virus, including testing of all other patients and staff.
‘Five staff members are currently self-isolating until test results are confirmed. Contingency plans are in place to ensure we have sufficient staff on the ward to provide safe, effective care.’