Two nurses – including one who is pregnant – are reportedly forced into quarantine after treating a patient suspected of having coronavirus.
The nurses had treated a woman at The Haven in Mill View Hospital, Hove, who reportedly recently returned from vacation in Hong Kong, according to the Brighton Argus.
They are kept in a room next to the patient, a source said.
The nurses were held in the room since 8:30 pm last night after they had treated the woman in a suspected new case of the deadly disease.
Another source claimed that the nurses worked a night shift in the mental health department when they were told they could not leave.
The nurses had treated a woman at The Haven in Mill View Hospital, Hove, who is believed to have the corona virus
The source told Brighton and Hove News: ‘The night staff were not allowed to leave and the early shift was sent to other departments.
“The woman in question was assessed in a Mill View assessment room that is now closed, but nowhere near the departments, so if this is confirmed, there is no serious risk to the patients.”
Public Health England has declined to comment and said it will not discuss new confirmed cases until 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Sussex Partnership NHS trust also declined to comment.
The case is thought to be the first to reflect the government’s new policy of forcibly placing suspected corona virus patients in quarantine.
Everyone infected with the virus is quarantined for their own safety and forced to isolate themselves if they pose a threat to public health.
Meanwhile, one of the largest high schools in Brighton yesterday told parents that a “community member” was in quarantine due to suspected contact with the corona virus.
The Varndean School, which has approximately 1,300 pupils, became the fourth school in the city to contact parents to say that a connected person had been told by Public Heath England for 14 days that he “isolated himself.”
A doctor’s practice in Brighton was closed off yesterday and cleaned by a team in hazmat suits after it was revealed that locum doctor Dr. med. Catriona Greenwood had caught the killer virus – today called COVID-19 – from ‘super spreader’ Steve Walsh in a French ski chalet.
MailOnline has found at least nine locations in Brighton that are linked to the town’s supervisor or his infected doctor, including two schools, two health centers and a nursing home, because the area’s residents have accused the heads of public health of providing them with information starve
A second branch of the operation, located less than two miles away, was closed today for “organizational health and safety reasons” – the same excuse that was offered to patients in the Warmdene branch yesterday.
Brighton is at the center of the coronavirus crisis in Great Britain, with six out of eight confirmed UK cases in the city. More than 43,000 people have contracted the SARS-like infection worldwide and at least 1,000 have died.
Scout leader Mr Walsh, 53, confirmed this morning that he was Brighton’s “super-spreader.” The businessman is feared to have infected at least 11 people – including five Britons in France, one in Spain and five in Brighton.
MailOnline understands that Dr. Greenwood, also known as her married name Saynor, treated at least one patient in the Warmdene branch of the County Oak Medical Center last week in an admin locum shift.
Dr. Greenwood was an operation doctor for nearly 20 years before leaving Great Britain last year to start a new life with her family in the French Alps. She regularly returns to the UK to perform well-paid ‘locum’ services.
Workers in protective suits at the County Oak Medical Center in Brighton on Monday after a doctor was diagnosed with the deadly virus in practice
A source close to the operation revealed that she saw at least one patient in Warmdene in an admin shift. They said: ‘She is coming back to Brighton for locum work. She performed an admin shift during the operation last Thursday. “
She is placed in quarantine at a hospital in London. Her husband Bob and one of their three children are also being treated for the virus in France, as well as three other Britons who have contracted the infection in the same chalet in Les Contamines Montjoie.
Dr. Greenwood and her husband had the chalet near Chamonix. Mr. Walsh had stayed there after flying to the French Alps from a conference in Singapore, where he had unknowingly contracted the virus at the end of January.
Mr. Walsh, whose children go to Cottesmore Elementary School who sent a warning to their parents today, passed on the infection before showing symptoms of the murderous SARS-like infection.
Dr. Catriona Saynor (photo left) stopped as a partner in Brighton to live permanently in the French chalet where the British super-spreader was visiting for skiing. She works at County Oak Medical Centers a locum, according to the medical center website. Her husband Bob and their nine-year-old son are also said to have been confirmed with coronavirus
GP operation in Brighton the County Oak Medical Center closed due to ‘urgent operational health and safety reasons’ after an employee tested positive for the murderer coronavirus
He claims that he has recovered from the virus never seen before. He is still in quarantine at a hospital in London and his family has been asked to isolate “as a precaution.”
Residents of Brighton are gripped by fear after the wave of coronavirus cases in the city.
Members of a yoga class attended by a coronavirus patient at the Cornerstone Community Center were told to stay indoors and not interact with people because of concerns that they had contracted the virus during the session. It is closed until 17 February due to ‘staff shortages’, according to Allison Ollerenshaw, the president of trustees.
The Grenadier pub in Hove, where the super spreader went for a drink after his return from Singapore with the virus. Employees who were in shifts that evening were told to isolate themselves
Nursing home Patcham in the north of the city has closed its doors to visitors amid the fear that a doctor with coronavirus visited one of his 24 elderly people last week
Nursing home Patcham, in the north of the city, closed its doors to all visitors last night as a ‘precautionary measure’ after an infected doctor. Greenwood or a second, unnamed male doctor – visited the facility last week, representing 24 elderly residents.
And students from the Bevendean Primary School were told this morning that they can stay at home if they want after a teacher is in ‘self-isolation’ because of the fear that they have contracted the corona virus. The school, which has more than 400 students, said an employee had been in contact with someone who had spent time around one of the six coronavirus patients in Brighton.
While associate professor of Cottesmore St Mary’s Catholic primary school, Rachel Breen, wrote to parents that the two were isolated to “reduce the risk of spreading the virus.” It is not closed, but students can stay at home if they want.
Parents of Varndean School students were emailed today to say that a “person from our school community” was told by PHE to isolate themselves for 14 days, reports Brighton and Hove News.
What we know about ‘super-spreader’ Steve Walsh and how the coronavirus crisis has affected Brighton
January 20-23: British businessman Steve Walsh unknowingly catches the virus at a conference attended by over 100 internationals at the £ 1,000 Grand Hyatt hotel in Singapore
January 24: The 53-year-old arrives in Contamines-Montjoie in the French Alps and stays in a chalet from another Brit. French officials from the health ministry say he was in contact with at least 11 Britons in the chalet. At the moment, fewer than 1,000 cases were registered in China
January 27: Servomex, the gas analysis company for which Mr. Walsh works, advises all participants at the conference to work at home. The advice came four days after a congressman in Asia was quarantined for fear of the virus
January 28: Mr Walsh flies back from Geneva, Switzerland to London Gatwick on board easyJet flight EZS8481. He had no symptoms. Authorities say they have contacted 183 passengers and six crew members on the flight
February 1: Mr Walsh spends two hours at his local pub, The Grenadier, in Hove. Five employees have to isolate themselves for fourteen days. It is unclear where he would otherwise go after his return to the UK. Almost 12,000 cases are currently registered worldwide
February 4-5: Mr Walsh contacted his general practitioner, NHS 111 and Public Health England after hearing that he was exposed to a confirmed coronavirus case at the Singapore conference. He drives himself to the Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton to be tested separately and then to isolate himself at home. Servomex provides a list of all UK participants in PHE for screening
February 6: He tested positive for the virus at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and was then taken to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London to be quarantined for two weeks. He will be the third case in the UK. Almost 30,000 cases are currently registered worldwide
February 8th: Five Britons – four adults and one child – who stay in the same chalet as the “super-spreader” in France, test positive for the corona virus. Environmental advisor Bob Saynor, 48, and his nine-year-old son were locally named as two of the British
February 9th: British father who lives in Mallorca tests positive: ex-pat who also had contact with the businessman from Brighton in chalet France, is sick. His wife and two daughters test negative.
British officials confirm that a fourth person has caught the corona virus in England and reveal that they have come into contact with Mr Walsh in France. It is thought that this Dr. Catriona is Greenwood, who owns the chalet in France with her husband, Mr. Saynor.
Feb. 10: Another four patients in the UK have the corona virus: they all had contact with the businessman in the ski resort in France. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to eight
Dr. Greenwood’s general practice – the County Oak Medical Center – was closed for health reasons. Another case confirmed that it was a health professional who was thought to be a male doctor and friend of the Saynor family
February 11: Nursing home Patcham in Brighton closed its doors to visitors as a precaution because Dr. Greenwood or the other GP with corona virus visited one of his 24 older residents last week
Students of the Bevendean Primary School are told that they can stay at home after a teacher is asked to isolate themselves after he was in contact with someone who had spent time with a coronavirus patient, possibly the “super-diffuser” Steve Walsh. Pupils’ parents said they continued to “tremble in fear”
Another general practice in Brighton – Deneway Surgery – is closed. It is also run by the County Oak Medical Center. It is not clear whether Greenwood had been here, or that the other male doctor was working here