Covid-19 hospital inpatient numbers - 17 Dec 2020

Published on: 17 December 2020

Hospital trusts in West Yorkshire and Harrogate collectively release this information at 2pm on a Thursday on a weekly basis to provide the media and public with an overview of the current position within the regional and local NHS. 

There is currently a combined total of 615 patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 receiving care in our hospitals across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, with 53 patients requiring intensive care.

Staff from across our trusts have been working exceptionally hard under these difficult circumstances to continue providing urgent care for our patients and we thank them for the incredible job that they are doing. 

Our hospitals are among those beginning to vaccinate with the Covid-19 vaccination. If you are in a priority group eligible for vaccination, you will be contacted to book an appointment.

The vaccine does not mean we can stop in our efforts to reduce the prevalence of Covid-19 in our local communities. In the run-up to Christmas it is now more important than ever that people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate keep themselves safe by washing their hands, wearing masks, social-distancing, and adhering to national and local Government guidance.

Emergency departments across West Yorkshire and Harrogate are currently very busy. You can help your local NHS by choosing the most appropriate service for your needs. If your condition is not life-threatening, call NHS 111 for advice on what to do next. 

Due to the significant increase in the number of Covid-19 patients admitted to our hospitals, a number of trusts have needed to postpone some non-urgent planned procedures. Each trust’s current position on planned surgery is available on individual trust websites. A daily record of patients who have died is published by NHS England. 

Data by trust (as of 8am 17/12/2020)*
Hospital Trust Total inpatients with Covid-19*

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust 

32

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

113

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

93

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

19

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

165

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

193

*Hospitals across our region have varying bed numbers and services

Source: West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership