Two Craigavon Hospital Staff Test Positive For Covid-19

A spokesperson for the Southern HSC Trust said that two members of staff who work in the Respiratory Emergency Department.

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Two Respiratory ED Staff At Craigavon Hospital test Positive for Covid-19.

A spokesperson for the Southern HSC Trust said that two members of staff who work in the Respiratory Emergency Department (ED) at Craigavon Area Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19.

The spokesperson said: “As a precaution, any other members of staff who have been in close contact with the confirmed cases are being tested and are currently at home isolating.

“At this stage it is understood that the infection may have transferred in a social setting ie not within the ED.

“Staff in the Emergency Department wear full personal protective equipment when treating patients therefore we do not believe there is any risk to patients at this time.

“The Emergency Department in Craigavon remains open but is extremely busy and we would urge the public only to attend if there is no other alternative.

“As explained, the divert is a temporary measure as a result of this situation.”