News posted 15 March, 2020

Media statement:

Media statement

A spokesperson for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust said:

“Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at Wythenshawe Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

“The patient, who died, was aged 91 and had underlying health conditions.

“His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”


The trust, DHSC, NHS England and NHS Improvement will not be giving out any further information on this patient.

The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.