Over 300 deaths at Forth Valley Royal Hospital during pandemic, new data reveals

There were over 300 COVID deaths at Forth Valley Royal Hospital during the pandemic, new data has revealed.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 6:18 pm

The figure for the Larbert hospital - which was at the forefront of NHS Forth Valley’s treatment of patients - was included in the statistics released by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

It gave a detailed breakdown of coronavirus deaths by the hospital they occurred in.

Forth Valley recorded a total of 315 deaths across the pandemic.

National Day of Reflection at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (Pic: Michael Gillen)
National Day of Reflection at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (Pic: Michael Gillen)

In Tayside, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee had 340 coronavirus fatalities, while Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife, had 210.

The NRS data revealed the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow recorded the most coronavirus deaths in Scotland - a total of 809 deaths.

Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary had 628, the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley 425 and Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, 138.

In Lothian, Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary recorded 368 Covid-19 deaths, and the city’s Western General Hospital 152.

St John’s Hospital in Livingston had 134 deaths.

The data confirmed that 10,114 people have now died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

Just four deaths relating to the virus were registered between May 17-23y 23 - down two on the previous week.

This was the lowest weekly total since September 2020.

One of the deaths was in Falkirk, two were in South Lanarkshire, and one in East Dunbartonshire.

Two were in hospitals, one in a care home and one at home or a non-institutional setting.

NRS statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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