Published on: 10 March 2022

Despite the removal of all legal restrictions in England to isolate if you have tested positive for COVID-19, hospitals across West Yorkshire and Harrogate continue to treat a significant numbers of patients suffering from the COVID-19 variant Omicron.

While hospital admissions for those suffering from the latest variant have fallen over recent weeks the additional numbers of COVID-19 patients still places a significant strain on our hospitals. 

Since the 19 July last year, when most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted across England, there were a total of 176 COVID-19 patients across the six hospital trusts that work together as WYAAT (The West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts). Figures released today (10/3) show there are 285 people receiving treatment across our hospitals, 14 of which are in intensive care units.

That represents just over a 2% decrease of COVID-19 in-patients in comparison with the previous week's figure of 293.

To help the NHS through this period all adults in England can now book a COVID-19 booster vaccine. Every adult is eligible for a jab three months after their second vaccine and you can make that booking as soon as you have reached two months (61 days) after your second vaccine. To book your booster jab, please visit the NHS National Booking Service

While hospitals are still treating significant numbers of patients this additional demand means we have to prioritise those in the most urgent medical need.  This means 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 some restrictions have been 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 staff can continue to work in order to meet the significant demand facing the NHS.

If you have a medical issue and you are not sure what to do, please call NHS 111 or go online to This will help to ensure you are directed to the right NHS service for your issue. If it's an emergency, always dial 999.

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

Data by trust (as at 8am 10/03/22)*

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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