Deaths of patients with COVID-19

May 9, 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, two patients – one in their eighties and one in their nineties – with underlying health conditions have passed away within our inpatient services. They had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and loved ones at this difficult time.”


  • The trust, DHSC, NHS England and NHS Improvement will not be giving out any further information on these patients.
  • 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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