Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health inpatient facilities for adults at the hospital, said the patients who have been affected are being cared for in line with national infection disease guidance. The trust did not say how many patients had been affected.
Dr Ahmad Khouja, Medical Director at the trust, said: “We can confirm that we are currently caring for patients who have tested positive for the Covid-19 infection.
“They are being very safely cared for by our highly skilled teams and all of the appropriate protection measures are in place.
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“As always, our prime concern is to respect patient confidentiality at all times and we would ask everyone to do the same.”
A spokesperson for the trust added: “Patients and the public can be reassured that the trust is well prepared to care for patients with Covid-19 with the right infection prevention and control measures in place.
“We would like to thank our staff for working tirelessly to care for all our patients, as well as being prepared to care for those who are diagnosed with Covid-19.
“Patient confidentiality is our top priority and we will not be providing a running commentary on those patients affected, who we wish a very speedy recovery.”