Published on: 19 August 2021

Hospitals across West Yorkshire and Harrogate are continuing to see significant increases in COVID-19 patients and are asking the public to be patient while they deal with this surge in demand. 

Since the end of May, when there were 42 COVID-19 patients across the six hospital trusts that work together as WYAAT (The West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts), figures released today (19/8) show there are 315 people receiving treatment across our hospitals. 42 of those are currently in intensive care units.

This additional demand means we are prioritising those in the most urgent medical need and the time you may wait at an emergency department for more minor treatment could be impacted and you may have to wait longer than anticipated.

Please also remember that while restrictions have been recently lifted there has been no change to the requirement to wear face masks and observe social distancing in hospitals and other clinical settings.  This is to help protect vulnerable patients and ensure our staff can continue to work in order to meet the significant demand facing the NHS. 

A daily record of patients who have died is published by NHS England.  

Data by trust (as at 8am 19/08/21)*

Hospital Trust

Total inpatients with Covid-19*

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust 


Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust



*Hospitals across our region have varying bed numbers and services

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