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Statement on behalf of patient's family who died at Watford General Hospital on 9 March 2020

Posted: 10 March 2020

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West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is releasing this statement today (Tuesday 10 March 2020) on behalf of the family of the patient who sadly died having tested positive for COVID-19. The family wish to be able to mourn in privacy.

"We have lost a loving, caring father, grandfather and brother. His age and failing health did not stop him from living a full and complete life and always doing things for other people. He was guided by his innate kindness."

"Our father will be sorely missed, not just by us but by those whose lives he touched."

"We can advise that this is the only statement we are going to release at this time with regards to our dearly loved relative."


There will be no further details issued by the trust in addition to this or the statement on our website


  1. For more information, please contact the communications team on: 01923 436280 or email: For out of hours media enquiries please call the Watford General Hospital switchboard on 01923 244366 and ask for the on call communications manager.
  2. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust serves people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three hospitals; Watford General, St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead. The trust has a catchment area of over 500,000 people and is one of the largest employers locally, with around 5,000 staff and volunteers.
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