Media statement: death of a patient with COVID-19
24 March 2020

Media statement: death of a patient with COVID-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Dr Sara Lightowlers, Medical Director for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at The Kleinwort Centre, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

The patient, who died on 23 March 2020, was aged 82 and had underlying health conditions. 

His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

Background

Sussex Community NHS Foundation 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 family, and the interests of staff at the unit, to avoid any disruption to operational services.