Death of a patient with COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Statement on behalf of Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust  

Sally Morris, Chief Executive, for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust said:  “We can confirm that sadly, a patient in their nineties with underlying health conditions has passed away within our inpatient services. They had tested positive for COVID-19.   

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”  


  • The trust, DHSC, NHS England and NHS Improvement will not be giving out any further information on this patient.  
  • The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services. 
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