Published on: 21 March 2020
Dr Shaz Wahid, Medical Director at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“Sadly, we can confirm that a patient we were caring for at Sunderland Royal Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.”
“Our deepest sympathies are with the patient’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time. We would ask that the family’s privacy is respected and we will not be making any further comment on this matter.”
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation can confirm that the patient was elderly and had underlying health conditions. The family has been informed.