Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist, 22 April 2020
Pictured above is the minimum recommendation by the EU European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for PPE for healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients. taken from the following guidance:
Guidance for wearing and removing personal protective equipment in healthcare settings for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 February 2020
The UK has now seen over a hundred deaths of health and social care workers from novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The journal Nursing Notes has collated a database of deaths that are in the public domain:
I have transcribed the data, as of 21 April 2020, to a spreadsheet so that it can be interrogated more easily by anyone who has an interest in these deaths, with a death of a Southwark social worker added.
Additional details have been added such as employing NHS trusts where relevant, and links to press reports of each death.
I will endeavour to update the spreadsheet periodically.
The spreadsheet can be downloaded from this link:
Of staff deaths in the public domain, the data so far shows 67 Covid-19 staff deaths in 51 NHS trust. Of these, there were 11 staff deaths in 7 mental health trusts.
The worst affected trusts are:
The seven mental health trusts affected are as follows:
This is a breakdown by staff groups of all 112 health and social care worker deaths in the public domain:
UPDATE 28 APRIL 2020
As of end of 27 April 2020, I found 145 Covid-19 deaths of UK health and social care workers in the public domain, drawn from the Nursing Notes’ Covid Memorial database and other media sources.
This is the updated spreadsheet of frontline deaths:
nursing notes data health and social care staff 27.04.2020
This is a breakdown by staff group of all 145 health and social care worker Covid-19 deaths that are in the public domain:
59 English NHS Trusts had a total of 80 reported staff Covid-19 deaths. The worst affected NHS trusts are as follows:
12 mental health trusts had a total of 16 reported staff Covid-19 deaths:
BMA press release 3 May 2020:
BMA survey reveals almost half of doctors have relied upon donated or self-bought PPE and two thirds still don’t feel fully protected
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Thank you, Dr A.
I read and followed the instructions for -“Guidance for the wearing and removal of PPE.”
However, I did not see the instructions for Brits to improvise in the absence of PPE by deploying borrowed aprons and bin bags.
I am surprised there are not more deaths of frontline staff – perhaps there are, but the figures are also absent or missing.
My greatest respect for those who gave their all. RIP.