Manchester hospital trust has one of highest numbers of Covid patients - but numbers are down overall

How many people are in hospital with Covid in your area? We take a look at the latest figures and how they compare with the week before.

Covid-19 patient numbers are down in many local hospitals Credit: Shutterstock

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has one of the highest numbers of Covid patients in its hospitals, latest Government figures show.

The trust had 124 Covid patients in its care as of 16 November 2021. However, that was a drop from the previous seven-day period when there were 160 patients. The trust has 10 hospitals, including North Manchester General, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe Hospital and Trafford General Hospital.

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The Northern Care Alliance - which includes Salford Royal Hospital, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and Fairfield General Hospital in Bury - had 107 Covid patients in its care as of 16 November. That was seven fewer than the week before.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust had 50 Covid patients as of 16 November, down 11 on the previous week, while Bolton NHS Foundation Trust had 42, down from 49.

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust was the only local trust to record a rise over the week - they had 32 patients to 16 November, up from 26 the week before.

What’s the picture nationally?

For the seven days to 16 November, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust had the largest number nationally, with 150 patients, followed by Barts Health NHS Trust with 133.

Across England, the number of patients fell from 7,031 in the week to 9 November to 6,612 in the week to 16 November – a drop of 419 people, which is 6%.

The data accounts for admissions to all NHS hospitals, acute hospitals, mental health and learning disability trusts, as well as independent service providers commissioned by the NHS.