Teresa Cope, Chief Operating Officer for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says:
“We have now reached the terrible point of recording the deaths of 200 patients from Covid-19 in our hospitals.
“This is not just a headline figure to anyone at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH). Each and every one of those deaths represents a family devastated by the loss of their loved one, people whose lives will never be the same again.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to those suffering the consequences of this dreadful disease. To those families, we say you and your loved ones remain in our thoughts.
“At this point, I would also like to pay tribute to our own staff who have worked so hard since we received the UK’s first confirmed cases of Covid-19 in January. We are so grateful to each and every member of our team who continue to work night and day to provide the best possible care for our patients throughout the pandemic.”