28 10, 2020

CUH PPE revised guidance – 28 October 2020

2021-01-26T13:01:58+00:00October 28th, 2020|

With the numbers of Covid-19 cases in the community rising, the Trust infection control & PPE teams, with the agreement of the regional NHSI/E leadership, are recommending the following changes to PPE practice to mitigate the potential increased risk of infection to our staff and adult patients. For confirmed Covid-19 positive patients please follow existing [...]

10 01, 2021

Covid-19 education

2021-01-25T12:57:50+00:00January 10th, 2021|

These educational videos have been produced by the Infectious Diseases team to support junior doctors at CUH who are looking after patients with Covid-19. They provide brief up-to-date summaries on the practical aspects of management and patient care. For further information, please refer to the 'Covid-19 at CUH' document. If you have any feedback or [...]

22 01, 2021

Personal Protective Equipment Q&A – 22 January 2021

2021-01-25T09:25:43+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

The personal protective equipment Q&A was led by Liam Brennan, deputy medical director. The panel for the session was: Christine Moody, clinical nurse specialist, infection control Jamie Whitehorn, consultant, infectious diseases and microbiology Carole Young, clinical nurse specialist, tissue viability The presentation is available here: PPE Q&A 22 January 2021. A recording of the session [...]

4 01, 2021

CUH Bulletin – Monday 04 January 2021 – 13:45

2021-01-08T12:33:55+00:00January 4th, 2021|

Thank you Thank you to everyone who spent time away from their families during the festive period to continue to look after our patients. Operational update Ward D5 was emptied over the weekend in preparation to become our next Red Covid ward. We are currently assessing the requirements for our capacity configuration to meet the [...]

3 01, 2021

CUH Bulletin – Vaccinating our staff against Covid-19 – Sunday 03 January 2021 – 15:30

2021-01-03T15:43:45+00:00January 3rd, 2021|

To all staff, We are pleased to confirm that today we have begun a wider programme of vaccinating our staff against Covid-19. We know this has been longer coming than any of us would have wished, and we understand the anxiety that this has caused. Now that the AZ vaccine has been approved and will [...]

30 12, 2020

CUH Bulletin – Update on operational plans – Wednesday 30 December 2020 – 16:40

2020-12-30T16:46:06+00:00December 30th, 2020|

Dear colleagues, Thank you to all staff who spent time apart from family and loved ones over Christmas to care for our patients. Since my last update on Christmas Eve we have seen rising Covid-19 admissions, with hospitals across the region under significant pressure. The rise in Covid-19 cases, both in the community and in [...]

30 12, 2020

CUH Bulletin – Wednesday 30 December 2020 – 10:45

2020-12-30T10:50:54+00:00December 30th, 2020|

Incident status update We are currently caring for 96 patients with Covid-19. 19 of these patients are in critical care and 77 are on our inpatient wards. There are 36 inpatients waiting for Covid-19 test results. Covid-19 vaccine update You will have seen the good news this morning that the Oxford/Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine has [...]

29 12, 2020

CUH Bulletin – Tuesday 29 December 2020 – 10:30

2020-12-29T10:36:17+00:00December 29th, 2020|

Thank you Thank you to everyone who spent time away from their families during the festive period to continue to look after our patients. Incident status update We are currently caring for 84 patients with Covid-19. 19 of these patients are in critical care and 65 are on our inpatient wards. There are 27 inpatients [...]

29 12, 2020

08:27 – Tuesday 29 December 2020

2020-12-29T09:51:39+00:00December 29th, 2020|

Today’s 08:27 was led by Ashley Shaw, medical director. The recording of the session is available below. Thank you Thank you to everyone who has worked over the festive period. We hope you’ve managed to get some time off to spend relaxing with your loved ones as well. Rising cases As you’ll have seen over [...]

22 12, 2020

CUH Bulletin – Tuesday 22 December 2020 – 13:10

2020-12-22T14:13:00+00:00December 22nd, 2020|

Operational status update Yesterday; CUH reported one 12 hour decision to admit breaches. There were 76 discharges from adult inpatient beds 10 of these were before noon (7%). This morning there are 20 patients awaiting admission to an inpatient bed. The longest wait in ED for an inpatient bed is currently 19 hours and the [...]

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